Tuesday, November 1, 2016
New top for an old fiddle, and 2 boxes
Making a new top for an old fiddle. The old one came in with a 'repaired top' -- gorilla glue -- and after fussing with it a while, thought I might as well make a new top. It's an old factory fiddle, and the rest of the body is in not-bad shape. I had this chunk of Engelmann laying around. Since I've never used Engelmann before, thought it might be a good experiment. Noting some staining and a few sap pockets so far.
On the making-from-scratch front, I closed up two boxes last week. Top is the 5-string, and lower a 4-string (normal) fiddle. Working on cleaning them up, and starting the varnish process this week.