five string Violin No; 117
The first images shows the front being glued on, the neck will be fitted next, then the neck shape will be done including creating the shape of the button
Preparation for varnishing includes sealing the pores and varnishing will be done over the next six weeks.
The image of the wood pieces show the makings of two violins - Amati and Guarneri del Gesù. The backs one piece and two piece and fronts
Have been flattened and centre joints squared up. The scroll blocks also plained for the fingerboard and squared. The ribs are prepared and finished to 1.2m.m.thick. The pieces at the front of the image are the linings and will be cut into strips. The internal blocks are not shown these will be made from willow.
Five string violin No: 116 is still being varnished, a few more coats is needed before fitting up.