Violin top carving, part 2

I’m waiting for some stuff to arrive before I can install the purfling, but in the meantime I’ve made more progress on the carving.

I have a set of curve templates that I got off the internet and printed out.  Here’s the lengthwise template:


But before putting in the final curves, I have to remove the ledge that was formed when I made the purfling platform.



And here are the crosswise curve templates:


Here I’ve used them to take certain areas down to the shape they’re supposed to be:


Then the areas in between are blended together:





Next I need to install the purfling, then I’ll use scrapers to smooth it out and refine all the curves.






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