We will begin by sawing the wood in half if required, sometimes the wood comes with this already done. Then we will plane the edge surfaces straight and square and glue them together. Once dry we wil plane the one side flat and mark the otuline from the rib structure.
Now we will start the rough carving, a job that most students really enjoy. Once done we finlaize the outline and insert the purfling (inlay). Following this we use the small thumb planes to shape the arches followed by a flexible scraper.
We begin carving out the inside to measurments derived by weighing the pieces, adjusting these measurments for each piece of wood to get the desired tonal qaulities. No two violins will have the same thicknesses as each piece of wood has a unique density.