Tom N0QNY Chaska, MN

Tom uses a jig to form the violin body. Violin Making 1
He hand carves a spruce top and a figured maple bottom. Violin Making 2
Tom placed in the upper quarter of the US National competition in Arizona and about the middle of the International competition in Washington state in 2008. In the 2009 National competition Tom finished higher. Violin Making 3
On a scale of 100, Tom's instrument received 87 to 90 points from the judges for sound. 90 was the highest score given to any competitor by a judge. Quite a compliment, at the international level, to his work! Violin Making 4
Tom says, "Making each violin is an experiment" one step toward making the perfect violin. Finished violins

Video Clip Harold (KB0ROB) playing Tom's Newest Violins at the Superior Hamfest. The only room available was the furnace room, but even then, the music was fine!

Harold playing Tom's violin