The rib linings were quite thick and square, not tapered as the best instruments will be. The upper linings were easy to trim with a knife, the lower with some fairly rough sandpaper –

Nice and neat and much more consistent. The linings taper from full width where the top will be glued on to nothing at all where they blend with the ribs.

The bottom linings don’t have quite as nice a taper, but still miles better than before. The label is glued in, so now I’m committed to getting this fiddle closed up in 2011.

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