Violin Making

A nice feature of classic period Cremonese instruments are the locating pins found on or near the center line of […]

Lego Mini Bench

September 10, 2020

This little bench-raiser is  great for your back – and good for your eyes! I recently heard from my Colleague […]

Turtle Fiddle

August 24, 2020

This is a follow up to the Dimpled Viola project and develops some of the ideas sparked by that project.  […]

In the first part of this study I constructed a viola emphasizing a part of the construction process, the carving, […]

A study of violin aesthetics This is another project that approaches violin making from a slightly different angle in hope […]

My father was a sculptor  who worked in everything from marble and bronze to sintered sand  and telegraph poles. in […]

Gilding the Lilly

February 3, 2019

Occam’s Jig, Take Two

January 20, 2019

Incredibly Occam’s scroll holding jig just got simpler, now it’s no more than a bench hook with a hole in it! […]