Monday, August 9, 2010

Carving the scroll

Here I am undercutting the turns of the scroll, to give it that sculptural look. I tend to like a little more depth, so that's what I do.


Next step is to hollow out the peg-box. Previously, I have drilled a series of holes in the area to be evacuated, but I have heard that some think this is unnecessary and doesn't really save time. I used a small U-shaped gouge, and it did go along quickly.


With the peg-box hollowed out, the next step is the fluting on the outside of the scroll. First on cuts out along the edges, then complete the fluting. I'll still clean it up a bit with a scraper, but now it really starts to look like a scroll.


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