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"Toothing" Grafts

Restoring damaged F-holes to their original shape.

Damage to edges of soundholes, caused by clumsy sound post setting.

Damaged material must be replaced grain by grain to make an invisible repair.


The first graft is fitted and shaped.

The second graft is fitted, simulating another reed line.


Replaced material, shaped to blend into the original shape of the f-hole.

The new wood is retouched to blend in and become part of the violin plate.


Both f-holes have been restored in this way.




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