During the break last week, I made the mould and the ribstructure for the Viotti violin.
Some photos of the ribs.
Because this is my 6th ribstructure since the beginning of the course, I tryed this time to use quiet a lot of time to improve the precision and get good and even curves. I gave a particular attention to the corner shapes as they will determine the final outline of my violin.
This is a detail of the left bottom corner. You can clearly see how the lining are inserted in the corner bloc coming from the C bout.
This is the left top corner.
Another photo of the top corner to show the joint between C rib and top rib.
This are the jointed plates with the outline drawn using the finished ribstructure and a 2,5 mm washer.
Violin making is a real passion for me.
I think it is one of the most beautiful arts because it is combining woodworking and music. I find it extraordinary to create something out of a piece of wood which is going to be used by the violinist to make a sound and create music!
I also like the fact that every piece of wood is absolutely unique and so is every violin.
Enjoy the photo's of my work!