Friday, September 24, 2010

Violin Button

Laying out the button. It's a bit bigger than I'll end up with, but it's a place to start.


I find it tough to get the button round, follow that upwards towards the fingerboard, expanding, along the neck heel, then blending it into the neck. I have a couple templates, but much of it is done by looking at the shadows, and feeling the neck with my left hand, as if playing it.

Here is where I'm leaving it tonight. Not finished, but I want to look at it with fresh eyes next time. After this, I'll clean up the wood, then put it out to suntan a while.


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