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Blog #55: A Visit With Paul Sellers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty   
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:44


I recently had the pleasure of having my friend and fellow craftsman Paul Sellers in the shop for a visit.  I am so glad that he can feel at rest when he comes and enjoys another mans' craft.

He is an encouragement to me in his approach to being a craftsman and artisan.  Its not about money and status with him, but about a man and his craft.  We had a great time talking and sharing...

Thank you Paul.. you are always welcome....

If you get a chance, please visit Paul Sellers Blog Post about our time together...(click this link)

Until next time,



Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:28
Blog #53: Putting in the Neck PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 07:28

Putting in the Neck:

Hello all...  A good morning to you!  I like to get up early and start work in the shop.  I love to watch the beautiful sunrise outside my shop door.. It makes me think of Proverbs 4:18...


Well, progress is coming along just fine on the violin I am working on..  The neck is now glued in.  Everything is starting to take shape.

Taking Shape

I glue the violin neck in first thing in the morning.  It takes a lot of concentration to make sure all the angles are right.

Glueing the Neck

I'll spend the next day or two finishing out the edges and shaping the neck.  Meanwhile, I will prepare the varnish, so it will be ready when it is time for that process.

Preparing Varnish

Enjoy your week! I will write again soon..


Blog #52: Putting in the Purfling PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty   
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:54

Putting in the Purfling:


Well, I have been putting the purfling (inlay) in around the edges.  I am using a scribing tool that makes two light scores all around the edge.  I score it in flowingly, as if I am doing a brush stroke with a paint brush.

Scibing Tool

After much scoring, I pull the wood out of the channel that I just scored.  I then, bend and cut the purfling and press it into place.

Instaling Purfling

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