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Making purfling
Monday, June 29 2009 17:17

I just made a batch of purfling. Instead of buying some ready made purfling, I prefer to make my own. This give a better handmade signature. This is subtle but will help in the overall feeling given by the finished instrument. I am following a traditional recipe using veneers of pear and maple or poplar. The pear veneer is dyed black with some logwood and ferrous sulphate. And then a sandwich of black pear, white maple, black pear is glued with hide glue. After drying I cut the purfling strips with a knife. It is now ready to be used in an instrument.

Making purfling