Gluing the blocks to the mould (one drop of wood glue for each!). Finishing the f-hole template. Beginning to joint the practise back-piece.
Violin wood arrives! Begin to plane up practise back-piece (sycamore from a timber merchants) with my new plane donated by the kindly Neets from upstairs.
Further edge refining with a scraper. Making the f-hole template from tin. Removing mould corners for blocks.
~ Alfie Gidley ~
I began apprenticing with Hannah in September 2013 and have taken photos of every single stage of the violin making process.