Photo Essay of the Violin Making Process

A comprehensive photos essay about the violin making process.
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Rough Arching, Outlines
Bandsawed Outline
Bandsawed Outline

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Rough arching
Rough arching

The first stage of rough arching.

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Finished Top Outline
Finished Top Outline

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Bandsawed Outline
Bandsawed Outline

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The outline is first sawn out on a bandsaw leaving about a millimeter of extra overhang.  The plates are rough arched to approximately their final shape, then fingerplaned smooth.  The final outline is then carved with a knife and flat fingerplane as well as files and rasps.