Hello from Massachusetts

New to the forum? Feel free to introduce yourself here.

Hello from Massachusetts

Postby Steve Branam » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:09 pm

I'm a hand tool woodworker interested in building violins. Someone posted a video from Vimeo on the Unplugged Woodworkers group on Facebook that has hooked me completely. In a half-hour, it shows French luthier Dominique Nicosia building a violin with hand tools, covering the entire process start to finish.

I recently created an online video course for Popular Woodworking Magazine called "Intro To Hand Tools", and as I watched this video, I realized I knew how to do almost every skill he used! Now I need to learn to apply them to the construction of an instrument.

I'm a big proponent of practice to develop hand tool skills, so I expect my first several (or 10) to be suitable for nothing but wall decoration.
User avatar
Steve Branam
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:56 am

Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Postby Barry Daniels » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:48 am

Welcome aboard Steve. Good to have you here. Don't be surprised if #2 turns out to be a pretty good instrument.
MIMF Staff
Barry Daniels
Posts: 2351
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:58 am
Location: The Woodlands, Texas

Re: Hello from Massachusetts

Postby Bryan Bear » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:10 am

Welcome! I can't really offer any help because I know nothing about violin making. Hopefully you'll get some good advice from the folks in the bowed instrument section. I keep hoping one of my daughters will take up the violin in school; making one (or as many as it takes to get a usable one) is on my bucket list.

Take care of your feet and your feet will take care of you.
User avatar
Bryan Bear
Posts: 1174
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:05 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Return to Introduce yourself here!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Your purchase from these sites helps support the MIMForum, but only if you start at the links below!!!
Amazon music     Amazon books     Amazon tools     Rockler tools     Office Depot    

The MIMF is a member-supported forum, please consider supporting us with a donation, thanks!
 • Book store • Tool store • Links •