Day 8 Preparing the neck block
Today violin maker Derek Roberts starts work on the neck and scroll of the violin. These are made from one solid block of flamed maple wood.
First the block must be planed square and to the correct dimensions. Here Derek checks the edge with a square.
A template is used for the neck and scroll outline, which is marked onto the wood with a scriber.
Derek uses a coping saw to roughly saw the outline. Then various tools are used to work down to the outline and shape the initial profile of the scroll.
Derek uses a gouge on the back of the pegbox and a file on the head of the scroll.
Now the final shape of the back of the pegbox is marked out. The marked lines will be used in the next stage to guide the removal of waste wood.
The four pegholes are drilled. Later on the pegholes will be enlarged and a taper cut with a reamer.
|In the next stage, Derek carves the scroll.|
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