Best Practices

The following sections will be added as they become available:

  • Glues and Gluing
  • Sharpening
  • Hand Plane Setup
  • Molds and templates
  • Rib planing
  • Rib bending
  • Plate Jointing
  • Purfling channels
  • Purfling corners
  • Purfling setting
  • Bridge setup
  • Tap Tuning (measuring modes)
  • Sound post setup

These items will be populated over the next while.  While you wait, check out Davide Sora’s fantastic videos, I’ve organized them here (english translation is in the description section of each video):

The following are playlists of series of videos by Davide
Top Arching

Roughing out the Top

  1. Roughing of the top plate – Part one
  2. Roughing of the top plate – Part two – Setting of the sixth (long arch)
  3. Roughing of the top plate – Part three – Final roughing with gouge
  4. Roughing of the top plate _ Part four – Final roughing with fingerplane

Top Arching Playlist:

  1. Gouge carving
  2. Fingerplane working part one
  3. Fingerplane working part two
  4. Scraper working part one
  5. Scraper working part two : finishing of edge fluting and purfling
  6. Scraper working part three : final finish of the surface
  7. Appendix : use of the profilometer to detect and draw the fifths and the sixth

Back Arching

Roughing out the Back

  1. Roughing of the back – Part one
  2. Roughing of the back – Part two – Setting the sixth (long arch)
  3. Roughing of the back – Part three – Setting of fifths and edge platform
  4. Roughing of the back part four – Blending of the fifths (end of gouge roughing)
  5. Roughing of the back part five – Final working with finger plane

Back Arching Playlist:

  1. Back arching – Gouge carving
  2. Fingerplane working
  3. Scraper working part one
  4. Scraper working part two
  5. Scraper working part three : finishing of edge fluting and purfling
  6. Scraper working part four : final finish of the surface
Purfling
  1. How to glue the strips to make purflings
  2. Cutting of the channel
  3. Purfling part one
  4. Purfling part two
  5. Purfling part three
  6. Purfling part four
  7. Purfling part five
  8. Purfling part six
  9. Purfling part four (addendum)
Scroll Videos
  1. Violin scroll part one – Preparing and squaring the block
  2. Violin scroll part two – Marking the outline
  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. Flutings of the scroll part one
  21. Flutings of the scroll part two
  22. Flutings of the scroll part three
  23. Violin scroll last episode – Chamfering the pegbox and flattening the heel 
Neck Fitting
  1. Fitting the neck into the body – Part One
  2. Fitting the neck into the body – Part Two
  3. Fitting the neck into the body – Part Three
  4. Fitting the neck into the body – Part Four
  5. Fitting the neck into the body – Part Five
Neck Shaping and Finishing
  1. Neck working part one
  2. Neck working part two
  3. Neck working part three
  4. Neck working part four
  5. Neck working part five
  6. Neck working part six
  7. Neck working part seven
  8. Neck working part eight (see above for fitting the neck into the body)
  9. Neck working part nine

3 responses

  1. Pingback: Best Practises: Davide Sora Videos « StephenChurchill.ca

  2. He’s a great craftsman – but despite exhaustive demonstrations of scraping the front and back plates, he shows nothing of his method of rounding and finishing the outer edges of the plates.

  3. Pingback: New Davide Sora Videos « StephenChurchill.ca

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