The top is now ready to receive f-holes. The location and size of the f-holes is very critical to the tone and function of the violin. The first step is to accurately locate the holes.
After the holes are located, I cut out the holes.
Then, using a hand saw I cut out the shape of the f-holes.
Finally, with a very sharp knife we blend all of the curves to produce a beautiful pair of f-holes.
We are now ready for the last step for the top, installing the bass bar.