Photo Essay of the Violin Making Process
A comprehensive photos essay about the violin making process.
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Rough Arching, Outlines
The first stage of rough arching.
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.