Stainer 1679: Molds and Ribs

ribsThe pattern is based on The Strad’s Stainer 1679 poster published in their April 1990 issue.

I use an inside mold with a large clearance for c-clamps which I use for clamping the counter-forms for attaching the ribs to the blocks.

In this build i’m making two violins more or less simultaneously.   The Ribs are well flamed with a wide grain (local British Columbia wood). The blocks are made from Newfoundland Black Spruce.

Note the grain orientation on the blocks.

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