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Violin Making, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: An Illustrated Guide for the Amateur

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Utilizing fewer tools and expressing a get-it-done attitude, this useful manual makes the violin-making process easy for the everyday crafter. Using step-by-step instructions and hundreds of detailed drawings and color photographs, the obscure language and unfamiliar techniques of instrument-making are given a populist overhaul in this newly revised and expanded resource. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Fox Chapel Publishing (first published 2009)
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Recommends it for: Violinists
Provides illustrations that make the process easy to understand.
The violin begins with a "building form" or "body form" mad from plywood. Then the pre-shaped ribs are attached to the body form and trimmed. After that, "The mold/block/rib combination is used to trace the proper shapes onto the boards that will form the top and bottom plates of the body." (p.8)

The body form is then removed, leaving the shaped block/rib structure (p.9). Then the top and bottom plates are cut to shape with a saw. "
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