Thanks David, that was really interesting and constructed all by hand simply amazing what a beautiful musical instrument. The Guy sure new how to work a knife and loved that hand powered horizontal boring machine.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
Some serious hardcore woodworking pornography there!
Looks easy enough 🙂
I once read that the old recipe for violin finishes was lost a long time ago when luthiers in Cremona switched to using a faster-drying formula in order to satisfy their clients’ demands. It has never been rediscovered, and is thought to be an intrinsic part of the tone of a Stradivari or Amati instrument.
Apparently there was a violin-maker who dedicated his entire life in a quest to research and re-create the Stradivarius tone – and failed by all accounts.