Fine Hand-made Guitars
Building a Violin - The Belly (Top)
This page shows the steps in making the belly (top).
What I don't show is joining the top plate. You can get an idea of that looking at my guitar page for the top.
Before the belly shaping begin, one traces the outline of the ribs onto the belly plate so it will match the ribs.
Then you cut the "ledge" around the outside of the outer surface of the belly. This is slightly thicker than the final roll edge.
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