Campanella Strings

I make violins and mandolins by hand. When I'm not working on instruments, I play them, draw them, and write about them. Here are some of my recent works and work in progress. Enjoy! Joe C.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Inside the scroll

I like the foreground/background ambiguity here. Ok, light is important, and being able to see the bandsaw kerf marks means I can get rid of 'em--with an incannel gouge for the concave surface (below) and a regular outcannel gouge for the "eye" of the scroll.

All done. Don't underestimate the power of a sharp tool. some folks might use files and sanding sticks but I feel like the biggest sharpest tool you can get away with=efficiency and a clean look.


Blogger michael t. said...

Hi Joe,
Looks like the start of a great site,I had the pleasure of seeing/hearing Staber & Chasnoff
in plattsburgh ny.and i could not
believe the sound of dick stabers
mandolin and did not recognize it.
During a break i had to ask about
it. He told me it was built in
Vermont by joe of campanella strings. What a beautiful instrument. looked so violin like
with a sound that mezzmerized me.
michael t.

6:42 AM  
Blogger michael t. said...

Post script,
Song Samples of dick stabers
Campanella Mandolin can be heard
at Staber&
Dick said he used this mandolin
on there new cd..One More Journey.
michael t.

6:51 AM  

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