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News Archive: 2009

Wood Lover's Weekend at Upper Canada Village October 8 - 10, 2010

I have been invited to attend and display at the upper Canada Village Wood Lover's weekend over Thanksgiving weekend this year.  I will be there on Oct. 9 & 10. If you are in the Morrisburg area at this time, come on by!
There is more information here.

July 24, 2010 - Lupot Violin Copy Started

Using some very old spruce and maple which I've had sitting around for awhile, I started a full size copy of a Lupot violin. Nicolas Lupot was a highly respected and quality French maker who made in the style of Stradivarius, so much so that by some he has been called ' The French Stradivarius'. Click on the picture below for a look at the process.

May 10, 2010 - Pear Wood Viola Complete

Maggini Pearwood Viola is varnished and now playing!
From the pictures you can see the viola gradually darken to the final amber colour. It is now set up and playing and has a beautiful full rich sound. If you are interested in trying it, do contact me and come by the workshop. For it's 'official' glam pictures in full set up, go to the Instruments for Sale page.

February 1, 2010 - Pear Wood Viola Progress

Final steps on pear wood viola before varnishing.

January 1, 2010 - Pear Wood Viola Progress

Closing the body of the pear wood viola.


Olivia Pelling | Luthier
Fine Strings
2116 Fillmore Crescent Ottawa ON K1J 6A4
613.325.0752 olivia@finestrings.ca