Scroll and neck

Making of the scroll

Pictures of the scroll working (slideshow)

Carving a violin scroll from start to finish

0) Appendix – Violin pegs placement

1) Violin scroll part one  – Preparing and squaring the block

2) Violin scroll part two – Marking the outline

2 bis) Violin scroll part two – Marking the outline (short version)

3) Violin scroll part three – Cutting and working of the outline

4) Violin scroll part four – Marking of the back of scroll and pegbox

5) Violin scroll part five – Roughing with saw and hacksaw

6) Violin scroll part six – Initial roughing with gouge

7) Violin scroll part seven – Finishing of the lines of pegbox and volute

8) Violin scroll part eight – Finishing of the first turn

9) Violin scroll part nine – Roughing of the second turn with hacksaw

10) Violin scroll part ten – Roughing of the second turn with gouges

11) Violin scroll part eleven – Finishing of the second turn

12) Violin scroll part twelve – Finishing of the eye and turn lines

13) Violin scroll part thirteen – Setting the chamfer

14) Violin scroll part fourteen – Finishing the chamfer

15) Violin scroll part fifteen – Setting the scoop of volute and turn

16) Violin scroll part sixteen – Finishing of the scoop with gouges

17) Violin scroll part seventeen – Finishing of the volute with scraper

18) Violin scroll part eighteen – Roughing of the inside of the peg box

19) Violin scroll part nineteen – Finishing of the pegbox

20) Fluting of the back part one  –  Initial cut of the channels on the scroll’s back

21) Fluting of the back part two  –  Finishing of the scroll’s back flutings with gouge and scraper

22) Fluting of the back part three  –  Finishing of the scroll’s front flutings up to the throat with gouge and knife

23) Violin scroll last episode – Chamfering the pegbox and flattening the heel

Making the fingerboard

1) Violin fingerboard part one – Making the underside planes

2) Violin fingerboard part two – Finishing of sides and  heads

3) Violin fingerboard part three – Setting the curve with the plane

4) Violin fingerboard part four – Working of the curve with scraper and pad with sandpaper

5) Violin fingerboard part five – Final sanding and polishing

6) Violin fingerboard part six – Finishing the hollowing on the underside

7) Violin fingerboard – Appendix – Summary of measurements and how to take them

Carving the neck

1) Part one  :  placement and temporary gluing of the fingerboard

2) Part two  :  Tracing the neck foot and start roughing

3) Part three  :  planing the heel sides and creation of five chamfers

4) Part four  :  rounding of the neck

5) Part five  :  finishing of the neck  before setting it into the body

6) Part six  :  heel roughing

7) Part seven  :  finishing of the neck before gluing it into the body

8) Part eight  :  final finishing of the neck already glued to the body

9) Part nine  :  finishing of the button and creation of the chamfer

Setting the neck into the body

1) Part one  :  marking and cutting of the mortise

2) Part two  :  fitting the mortise and the heel

3) Part three  :  finishing of the neck setting and glue size of the mortise

4) Part four  :  final fitting of mortise and heel before gluing

5) Part five  :  gluing the neck into the body

Neck and fingerboard finish (after varnishing)

0) Final finish of neck and fingerboard from start to finish (condensed)

1)  Part one – Preparation of  gluing surfaces

2) Part two – Fingerboard gluing (definitive)

3) Part three – Blending and finishing of the neck and sides of the fingerboard

4) Part four – Fitting and gluing the nut

5) Part five – Finishing the sides of the nut

6) Part six – Finishing the upper curve of the nut

7) Part seven – Varnish touch-up at heel and pegbox

8) Part eight – Coloring of the neck, and final treatment with linseed oil

8bis) Part eight – Appendix – Preparation of  the dye for the neck

9) Part nine – Varnishing of the pegbox