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Making a Violin in White


Throughout my journey, I learn that there is a real difference between a Violin and a VSO (Violin Shape Object). Just like there is a difference between a Jedi and a Muggle, but it’s kind of hard to tell by outsiders.

And here's the step by step guide on making a beautiful violin in white from scratch. Starting from workshop set up, tool list, material allocation and making your own templates and Form, to making the ribs, the back, the top, the scroll and finish the whole violin that is ready for varnishing.


And hope that you will understand what a violin really is after taking this course!

(Videos will be uploaded starting from August 8th 2023)


The Body

Making the Back and the Top, and learn the essential things that makes a violin a violin.


The Ribs

The very root of a violin, learn the basics of tools usage and to communicate with the flow in the wood.


The Scroll

Learn the craft, and learn what's more important than the crafft.

Come see for yourself!

Making a Violin in White

No plans available

Once there are plans available for purchase, you'll see them here.


1. Everything Else

1.1 Work Place Set Up

1.2 All the Tools You Need

1.3 Wood Choices

1.4 Templates and Form

2. Sharpening the Tools like a Violin Maker

2.1 All the Tools You Need for Sharpening

2.2 Sharpening the Chisel (and the Concept & Theory)

2.3 Preparing the Planes

2.4 Preparing Scrapers

2.5 Sharpening Gouges

3. The Ribs

3.1. BIG SPRUCE Material Allocation

3.2. Sawing the BIG SPRUCE (How to use Handsaw)

3.3. Corner Blocks

3.4. Upper and Lower Blocks

3.5. Hide Glue (what is it and how to use it)

3.6. Planing the Ribs

3.7. C Bouts on the Blocks

3.8. Bending the Ribs

3.9. Gluing & Shaping the C Bouts

3.10. Gluing & Shaping the Upper & the Lower Bouts

3.11. The Lining Channels

3.12. Linings

4. The Back

4.1 Jointing the Plate

4.2 Making the Outline & Edge Thickness

4.3. Corners

4.4 Purfling Channels

4.5. Purflings & Bee Stings

4.6 Scoops

4.7 Arching

4.8. Thickness

4.9. Edge Works

5. The Top

5.1. Top Outline & Purflings

5.2. Top Arching & Rough Thickness

5.3. The F Holes

5.4. Top Thickness

5.5. Bass Bar

5.6. Edge Works of the Top

6. The Scroll

6.1. Scroll Outline

6.2. The Sides (The Spiral/The Scroll)

6.3. The Nut & Fingerboard

6.4 The Pegbox

6.5. Scroll Back Fluting

6.6. The Neck, the Heel, the Bevel

7. Assembly

7.1 Label on the Back

7.2. Finalizing the Ribs

7.3. Assembling the Body

7.4. Setting the Neck

7.5. The Neck and The Heel

7.6. Conclusions

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