Kerfed end block counter forms

Kerfed end block counter forms

When clamping the ribs at the lower block there is a tendency for the counter form to push the ribs apart, turning what should be a close fitting joint into an embarrassing gap. This is especially true if the counter-form has a smaller radius than the end block. The...
Rasps for violin making

Rasps for violin making

This has been my favorite tool discovery of the year, I ordered on a whim and found my self using them a lot. Corradi Rasps are very nicely made, quite straight, with consistent curves. The teeth are set to give a random scratch pattern, they are very sharp and...
LED’s for violin makers – four applications

LED’s for violin makers – four applications

I recently set up a new workshop and in selecting the lighting I decided to try the new LED shop lights that my local hardware store was offering.  I initially bought them thinking only about long term running and maintenance costs but found that  they also offered...