Stainer 1679 – Purfling and Channel

I’ve made some progress on the back from my Stainer 1679 inspired violin.


The purfling channel was cut using two Ibex style purfling markers/cutter, one for the outer cut and one for the inner.  This is the method promoted by Roger Hargrave.  I found this particularly useful on the belly.

The channel depth was done using at Pfeil 9/10 gouge for the c-bout and a Pfeil 6/10 for upper and lower bouts, adapted from Davide Sora’s choice for the channel.  These had the bevel re-ground to create an even support while cutting. 

More on the method soon…

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