Hi HoGo and David,
Thanks for your reply.
I am very interested in the wood that you got at Chatswood, can you be a bit more specific about the kind of wood you got from them?
The document about making the violin is very very good specially because there is and abundance of techniques and measures that I can use to compare with what I got.
My violin are made in 4 main parts carved out from my homemade cnc machine and as I specify in the first message are experiments.
Also as you can argue from the title of the post I define myself as a luthier in my free time and I did not present myself as the new Antonio Stradivari.
I am going to integrate the measurements from the document inside my 3d cad violin model.
I made about six different models plus one 4/4 size cello model that can be fabricated with a suitable cnc machine.
The model with thick dimensions is one of those; it's not a mistake, only my preference.
We both agree on the fact that these are not violins made following the Stradivari's method, you can call them VSO, I call them V001, V002,V003,V004,V005,V006 and C001; for me it is only matter of semantic.
Now if we want to consider how much effort goes in make one of this V00x we need to consider how much of the Stradivari's method can be applied.
Considering that, I can tell you we can estimate about 15% of and average luthier skills time consuming working on a traditional violin, basically the purfling done by hand; the point of attach handle-body, the varnish, the assembly and a few details here and there.
On the other hand, the amount of time and skills that require to build a professional cnc machine, the 3d modeling CAD/CAM; the homemade software to generate the code the study of the models and so on, is humongous and mine.
Now after saying that I am not into the business of making violins, I make my living in other way.
My goal at the moment is to make a violin following the Stradivari's method described in the "notebook of luthier n.3" and the "Stradivari's Secrets" book of Simone F. Sacconi; it means without the help of my machine.
Thanks again for the document, the information and the advice, I really appreciated.
Bye for now,