“Online training is not less valuable than in-person training.”
Nine months ago, this realisation led to my initial idea of creating an online course in violin restoration. I am excited to be able to finally launch my Online Violin Neck Graft Course today. I hope that this course will become a valuable teaching resource for professional violin restorers at any stage of their career, Violin Shops and Schools.
The damage caused by repeated removal of fronts remains a difficult subject. Filler can be used to some extend as long as the damage is not too severe and some restorers have the option of using CNC to restore an area like this without the removal of any original wood. Many of us don’t.
When the front literally has no flat gluing surface in some areas and the least intrusive method available to us, is to run a gouge along the area and to take a large shaving with the same gouge from a piece of matching spruce. It usually takes more than 1 attempt, then it’s chalk-fitted and glued on.