Photo Essay of the Violin Making Process

A comprehensive photos essay about the violin making process.
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Scroll, Fingerboard
Scroll Block with Template
Scroll Block with Template

The scroll outline is roughly sawed out of the neck block via a scroll template.

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Marking Volute
Marking Volute

The volute, or spiral, of the scroll is marked with a scratch awl via the scroll template

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Finished Neck
Finished Neck

Once the fingerboard is finished, it is glued onto the neck.

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Scroll Block with Template
Scroll Block with Template

The scroll outline is roughly sawed out of the neck block via a scroll template.

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The neck block is first squared up and cut to a certain width.  The outline of the scroll is then cut out.  The Turns of the scroll are slowly cut out with a saw and finished with gouges.