By Doug Cox:
Yesterday marked the end of significant wood working on the HatchSpace violin and viola!
The violin is hanging in the Hatch south window, stained and sealed and absorbing UV for the next 6 months to harden the surface, fade the artificial coloring, and provide a base of natural oxidation before the varnish is applied in the spring.
The viola had its neck set and shaped yesterday and is on Sunset Lake Road for its staining and sealing process and will join the violin in 3 weeks.
The mess around my Hatch Work Space is very unusual for me and is the total accumulation of shavings and scraps from this project and will be documented and discussed next week.
My plan is to continue my Wednesday afternoon residencies at HatchSpace working on whatever instruments currently in the works and appropriate for work at HatchSpace. Please stop in if there is anything you would like to talk or ask about. I am very interested in seeing how your projects and work at HatchSpace take shape.