Further edge refining with a scraper. Making the f-hole template from tin. Removing mould corners for blocks.
Marking and cutting out the MDF mould. Rasping edges to perfect right angles. Tracing and making the scroll template.
I am making a copy of Stradivari's renowned and infinitely valuable "Le Messie" (The Messiah) violin.
I moved into the workshop on Monday and built a rudimentary work bench to get started on.
Today I'm tracing and cutting out my inner-purfling template and transferring the outline to MDF for the inner mould.
~ Alfie Gidley ~
I began apprenticing with Hannah in September 2013 and have taken photos of every single stage of the violin making process.