in Violin made from cathedral wood

Building a violin from the roof beams of the Frauenkirche in Munich, part 7

The next step is to start with the chipboard inlay. Many people think that the black lines on the top and bottom of the violin are just painted on.

In fact, however, it is an inlay work, an intarsia. Using a special tool, a thin groove is cut into the edge of the violin and an inlay chip is fitted and glued into it. The inlay here consists of three thin strips of ebony-maple- ebony.


After drying, the hollow can now be finally carved. The cove is then planed. Planes of various sizes are used for this.




Finally, the surface is finely smoothed with scraper blades.



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