Thank you to my lovely wife for painting my little workroom not a disgusting color.

Just wanted to let you know it might be about 3 weeks before I get back to working on my violin. I am working 60 hours a week at work to help catch up with the school rush.

More good stuff will be coming soon. Stay tuned.

Installed my new ball vice. Solidly attached and easily removable.

Finally finished up the purfling in the top and the back. It was a long process. I now know a few things I need to do to make the process easier next time.

This is showing the process of dying the Pear veneers for making the blacks of the purfling. 

The bottom image is Pear/Poplar/Pear and will be glued together to make purfling. The finished thickness will be 1.2mm.