Tools and Jigs

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 […]

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! […]

The New Years Files.

January 10, 2019

Searching for the spirit of early craftsmanship. For many years I have been looking for ways to emulate the spirit […]

“Ah , I see you use C74’s!” declared my brother, the movie-lighting engineer.  He had just spotted my viola with […]

Occam’s scroll holding jig

December 27, 2017

Holding a violin scroll while carving the volutes and dressing the pegbox is a little awkward.  Here is one of […]