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Building a Violin - The Ribs


This page shows building the ribs for the violin.




The end and point blocks are glued to the mold C-ribs glued in.  Violins have separate ribs for the upper, lower, and C bouts Gluing in the upper and lower bout ribs

Upper and lower bout linings glued in C-bouts linings being glued Carving the blocks after the linings are glued in

Blocks, carved on one side Blocks carved but less second side linings Linings on the second side

Ribs are complete after final carving of the blocks    


Violin MakingViolin BackViolin RibsViolin Belly (top)Violin NeckViolin AssemblyViolin Final Steps

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