Repair to violin scroll with previous woodworm damage
The scroll of this violin had been subject to previous woodworm damage. One 'worm run' in particular had distorted the shape of one of the edges of the scroll, leaving unsightly damage. In order to repair this, we planed the damaged area flat and spliced in a new piece of maple to match the grain and flaming on the scroll. Once the glue was dry we shaped the new piece of wood to match the curvature of the scroll. We began by removing excess wood via several strategic saw cuts. We then used a gouge to create the rough shape. When shaping new wood like this it is very important to apply as little force as possible with any tool strokes so as not to break the glue joint. Final blending was done using files and sand paper.
Next stop, colour matching! Watch this space for more progress...
The finished repair awaiting colour matching!