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Making a Violin #5: Carving the plates

1285 days ago by RonPeters | 20 comments »

Ok, I’ve been busy with life and could only get to the violin as weather permitted, that is until I insulated the garage and installed an IR heat lamp which takes the chill off the air. This is the maple back. I’ve carved guides using templates I made out of aluminum. After aligning the guides to the plate surface it’s a simple matter of carving away the excess and blending. There are 6 templates. 1 through 5 are horizontal left to right with the last spanning the length. A close up. Another view of the vertical template. Notice the points of light? More carving to go… The template should sit on the surface. The work space. ...

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