Violin Making Step By Step

By Henry A. Strobel

A whole, conventional approach. contains short descriptions of trade tools. Photo-illustrated, from sprucing instruments to varnishing and adjustment. comprises complete measurement drawings for creating a Stradivari version violin. Illustrated with one hundred fifteen images of the version violin (Leandro Bisiach), and of the demonstration violin as it was once made, step-by-step, by way of Henry Strobel. For the start or complicated maker or the violinist.

The Strobel books for violin makers are expert, concise, and handy, reflecting conventional, conservative, and creative paintings. a few 40 thousand offered, they're used the world over through pupil, beginner makers in retailers and colleges, and talked about by way of brands, , clients, and fanatics of bowed tools. prime quality 8.5 through eleven in. paperbacks made to lie flat and final in your workbench.

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15. five Arching peak, again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Air Tone, whole device (Approximate) C F to F# entrance faucet Tone with Soundholes & Bar. entrance Thickness, top . . . . . . . . . ... . .. 2. five entrance Thickness close to publish & Soundholes . . . . three entrance Thickness, in other places .... . ....... 2 . 6 again Thickness, top . . . . . . . . . .. .... 2 . five again Thickness, center . . . . . . . . . . three. four to four . five again Thickness, decrease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 6 Thickness in Channel, entrance & again . . . . . . three. three Bar Bar Bar Bar top fringe of entrance to Bridge middle ..

Hammer! , speedy and flippantly. (I dilutedBehlen's Violin Varnish with an equivalent quantity of ethyl alcohol. ) five - inside a couple of minutes wipe off any extra spirit varnish from the outside with a material rainy with alcohol. (We are looking to seal, no longer coat the outside. ) enable dry thoroughly. Rub delicate. 6 - Use a superb colorless Violin Oil Varnish (Ollack), e. g Hammer! , with enough liq~id golden yellow extract for oil varnish (Farbextrakt fur Ollack). I used approximately five% (70 drops in 1 fluid ounce). Brush on athin, point coat.

7415. (Finer grades are superior for rubbing the varnish within the rubbing steps under. Rub very rigorously and calmly or it will probably go away deep scratches. paintings with the adjustable bench gentle to observe the development, and continuously eliminate the airborne dirt and dust ahead of varnishing! ) three - Dilute the floor stain (Beize), for instance, Hammer/ (JOHA) Stain No. 423 (I used GEWA 464. 004) with an equivalent volume of water. attempt on a scrap of your spruce together with finish grain. observe with a sponge and allow dry. (This offers a "salmon" colour. ) Rub.

This soaks in, making the wooden improved and extra uniform after drying, so it may be extra easily carved and scraped. in view that this answer is equal to my (sparingly utilized) physique sealer there isn't any distinction in visual appeal. it may be repeated a few times throughout the ultimate carving and scraping. this can be by no means precious; do it in simple terms with "awkward" wooden, no longer with crisp ecu maple or pear, nor if it's going to intervene along with your varnish approach. Butjil:st, earlier than attempting this type of sealer or solidifier, try out the easy strategy of easily wetting the wooden with water.

THE ENDBUTTON .. . .. . ...... . . ..... .. THE publish ... ...... ..... . ... . . . . . . . .. . THE STRINGS .... . .. ... .. . ... ... ... . .. THE T AILPIECE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE BRIDGE ... ... .. . . . .. ..... . ... . ... trying out ........... . . . . ........ .... .. sixty two sixty two sixty four sixty four sixty five sixty five sixty six 70 VARN ISHING ...... .... ....... ...... ....... ... BEFORESTARTING ...... . . .. ... . . . . .. THE VARN ISH right . . . . . . . . . sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . precis OF VARN ISHING STEPS ..... ultimate FITTINGS .... . .............. . . . seventy one seventy one seventy three seventy five seventy six seventy seven RETROSPECTIVE NOTES ON VARNISH .

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