CSVM Construction Log

My notes are a snapshot of how the first violin was taught at the Chicago School of Violin Making in 2013-2014.

A few of my methods have changed since then. Eventually I hope to go through and post about what different ideas and techniques I’ve incorporated.

 

1: Tool prep

2: Linings & Blocks

3: Plate Prep

4: Rib Prep

5: Block Shaping

6: Bending Ribs (C-bouts)

7: More Block Shaping & Ribs

8: Linings

9: Finalize Rib Assembly

10: Cut Out Plates

11: Rough Gouging

12: Edge Thicknessing

13: Plate Arching

14: Arch Scraping

15: Edge Margin

16: Purfling Channel

17: Purfling (C-bouts)

18: Purfling (U/L Bouts) & Re-arching

19: F-Hole Practice

20: Deploy F-Holes

21: Graduation (top)

22: Bass Bar (placement & fitting)

23: Graduation (back)

24: Bass Bar (shaping)

25: Final Glue-up (back)

26: Final Glue-up (top)

27: Saddle

28: Scroll Blank

29: Scroll Volute

30: Scroll Fluting, Pegbox, Chamfer

31: Fingerboard

32: Neckset

33: Spirit Varnish

34: Setup (Pegs, FB)

 

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