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I cut mine in a bandsaw, and than with rasps and gouges.

If you don't have a bandsaw, first be sure that the blocks are true to a level. Than, as you cut the blocks, check the angle with a square and the form and blocks laid in a flat surface. But you will have to use your eyes to guide the tools, as most violin making tasks requires.

Bear in mind that some assymetries are accepted and encountered in many many violins.

One important thing is bearing in mind the body lenght and the corners. I like to trace lines in the blocks with a divider from the centerline of the form to find the end of the corners. Try to avoid too long and too hooked corners, a commom practice with begginers.

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