Sunday, 4 March 2012
1/12th scale violin neck peg-box and scroll being carved. Photo: David Edwards,
1/12th scale violin neck, pegbox and scroll in the process of being carved (in one piece, as in the full-size violin). So far the side silhouette has been finished. It rests on a peg-board, an essential aid in any workshop (this one I remember buying in Poland in the days of "the iron curtain"). Note that I have ground flat the blade on the Swann Morton knife leaving only a few mm sharpened near the point. This is to give a more sensitive feel to the fingertips without having them cut. By the way, I always mount the pegboard in a vice and level it with a spirit-level for absolute accuracy. And I have many visual aids such as photos and drawings to hand for constant reference.