I feel like I've been goofing off the last few weeks, but perhaps I haven't. I made some smokin' hot varnish that's getting rave reviews from fellow shop urchins who have been laying it on a double bass.
I finished 2 violins that I made over the winter. One is my new favorite and the other is a close second. It's nice to be excited about fiddling again.
The shop has been getting a smattering of enhancements like a bench vise with built in stops, and vintage tools have been making an appearance. Can one ever have enough of them?
In collaboration with the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers, we've put a really decent bow in the hands of a disadvantaged and extremely talented young player in northern Manitoba.
Best of all, I leave next week to select tonewood from Gordon at Mountain Voice Soundwoods, one of the top suppliers of quality spruce in the world.
I've also managed to complete the rib structure on a cello, do some contract setup work, bow rehairs and instrument repairs.
Maybe website construction hasn't been as consuming as I thought.