Violin Making

In part 1 of this post I discussed the ideas behind the hybrid “Tabolin”. The instrument is part violin, part […]

Following on from earlier experimental fiddles I’ve been thinking of making a violin with very thin areas or cells in the upper and lower bouts. This has led to the idea of a violin with many drum like panels.

The Redwood Violin

April 24, 2021

On January 1st this year I effectively quit my violinmaking day job and devoted myself fulltime to the Redwood Violin […]

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 […]