Ashley chose a small Viola template. Her arms are fairly long and she has always found a regular fiddle to be too short. So in addition to being an unusual colour, this instrument will also be larger than usual.
I resanded the ribs to final thickness and dimensioned the willow blocks. Getting the blocks just right proved to be tedious and inaccurate. In future I will build a jig to thickness sand them in bulk, then cut them to size.