By Doug Cox
Last Wednesday at the Hatch was frustrating; not unknown in the world of work and art. Having forgotten key tools, I made a trip home, and still failed to have all I needed to work effectively and accurately. I left early, but did get the violin outline finished and the viola plates roughed and spot-glued on the ribs.
This week was better fitting the purling in the violin and taking the arching the next step. I would have progressed further on carving the scroll for the violin had I remembered the collared drill I use to open the peg box.
The energy at the Hatch was good with Mary Goderwis’s excellent presentation on tungoil based finishing. This was an excellent example of how we all benefit from sharing experience and expertise, and taking our work seriously enough to pay attention and invest in learning.