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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...

Top Carve

Top Carve

Yesterday, Andrew Carruthers Violins showed me the elbow grease behind making cellos. Posted by Greg Olwell on Friday, February 12, 2016

Sap pockets in violin wood – no yolk

Sap pockets in violin wood – no yolk

This morning for breakfast I got a double yolked egg which is supposed to be rare and lucky, an hour later I was carving into an apparently perfect piece of spruce for a a cello top when I uncovered a sap pocket. This was definitely not a lucky event but it wasn’t as unlucky as it could have been.

Holding violin while trimming edges

Holding violin while trimming edges

For those who like to do the edge work and purfling after closing the box. It took me a while to figure out how to hold the body. This works for cello too, though I have to stand on a box to reach around the lower bouts Andy iPhone

New small cello on a skeleton mold

New small cello on a skeleton mold

Here comes the latest Guadagnini model, cello! With a body length of 710 mm and a string length of only 669 mm it is the quintessential small cello. These cellos are ideal for players with small hands or those who no longer want to work so hard getting around their instrument.