I've been doing some more shaping and carving on my Rebec. Might have got slightly carried away as you can see light coming through at a couple of points ! Perhaps I could have the sound hole at the back ?
As I was carving off the shavings I wondered about the hand tools I was using - chisels, gouges, knives, drawknives, spokeshaves etc. If I had roughed it out with power tools and then put on a hand tooled finish would anyone know the difference ? (I would) Would the instrument have a different/better sound ?
Got to source a nice piece of European Spruce for the front now + horsehair + catgut . . .