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

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 […]

Gilding the Lilly

February 3, 2019

This was a quick test to look at the effectiveness of silk as a rib reinforcement rather than a more commonly used wood cleat.

While driving up to Seattle I remembered that I had once ordered wood from an Austrian organ builder living in the area.

These Brazilian guys drive the country selling Brazilian made bows and violin wood from Europe. For violin makers like me, far from any European wood mill or US wood wholesaler, this allows me to pick through the wood before buying it, an invaluable service.

Fish glue

November 23, 2011

Updated 8.23.2012 – see below I came across this at Robertsons and Sons Violins where they have not used any […]