With the purfling in, we finish the outside shape of the back. Using gouges and templates, the rough outline is brought to shape. Then using a very sharp gouge, the sgusciatura (or channel) is cut all around the back.
The using finger planes and scrapers, the final shape is formed.
With the outside complete, we flip it over and start gouging out the inside.
Continuing with gouges, planes, and scrapers, the inside is finished.
We will wait to tune this plate until after the top is made.