16th December 2011

 Varnishing an instrument is often a battle between me and the viola, usually persistence wins over in the end. With this one, caught in the afternoon sunshine today, I am actually enjoying the process, its going really well, so far so good!

This 16 ¼ viola will be finished by Christmas, if all goes to plan.....
24th December 2011

16 ¼ inch viola finished Christmas Eve 2011
13th January 2012

A new year and a new project on the bench. This is the timber,  and pattern, for my next viola, another 16 ¼ inch.
June 2012
16 ½ in., finished.

These are earlier pictures, the viola is now fully set up and awaiting a new owner!
December 2012
Work on the bench.  A 16 ½ inch viola just about complete, a further viola at the same size, a 16 ¼ coming up fast and a violin just started, yes I do make them at times!
October 2013

I have been rather  remiss in keeping this section up, the last year has been a busy time with all the instruments below being completed, plus a cello! Now back at the bench after a summer break and this 16½ is flying along.
UPDATES:
November 2013  16 ½ finished.