Violin Making Progress & Experience

At the beginning of summer 2020, I began to learn violin making from my partner, the owner and luthier of the Eugene Violin shop, Spencer Allen Stenquist.

Overview
Overview

Progress shot of the mold, front, and back plates together.

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Outline
Outline

Overview shot of the front and back plates cut out.

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Outline
Outline

Overview shot of the plates cut out.

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Outline
Outline

began cutting out the outline on the bandsaw.

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Outline
Outline

Detail shot of the outline.

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Outline
Outline

After re-planing the front and back plates and planing the ribs, the mold was applied to the plates and 2 sets of outlines were lightly carved into the plates.

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Ribs
Ribs

Overview shot of the ribs after being planed flat.

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Ribs
Ribs

Detail shot of the ribs.

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Ribs
Ribs

The rest of the ribs were heat bent and attached to the blocks using hide glue.

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