Here is the front and back of my 4th Titian-esque fiddle. I'm sunning it in whatever weak sun can be found these days -- this is after the first day.
And a little more progress on number 5. With the glue dried to hold the blocks in place, I start by laying out the corners. Here I am squaring off the cut-outs, and I will use this to locate the tip of my corner.
First curves I cut in the blocks are those to receive the c-bout ribs.
Some things are easier to make than violins, but satisfying as well.