Russel Downie


I am a retired Physics teacher. In the early 1980’s I discovered that I could have a little holiday at home by having a woodworking project going on in the shed. Anything that required right angles was too hard so my stuff is usually curvy!

I find that I take particular joy in:

  • Choosing and sculpting shapes.

  • Solving the problems associated with the build, and

  • Making something that really works.

This violin has an Australian Cedar top, a Tasmanian Myrtle back and neck Queensland Maple sides and a Jarrah fingerboard. The light trim is Huon Pine.

I have had a violin player test it and she said it had a good sound.

Come and visit, we would love to see you!


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1282 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama


0447 358 006

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