Workbench Archive: Oberlin

A new (old) way to clamp ribs

This way of clamping with string and a dowel is very simple, it applies plenty of clamping pressure to the glue joint and it is light weight. I was introduced to this way of clamping ribs to the blocks by Joe Grubaugh at Oberlin this year. I was amazed. The way I was taught...
Posted by Michael Doran on October 30, 2009

The 2009 Violinmaking Workshop

I have returned from the Violin Society of America’s Violin Making workshop in Oberlin, Ohio. I feel like I am just settling back into my normal routine. The workshop is a unique experience. About 40 professional makers from around the world come together to learn...
Posted by Michael Doran on July 23, 2009