Reverse engineering: explaining a Cremonese mystery by making the insides of the arches first

Drilled hole

In his search for the secrets behind the classic arching technique of the Cremonese makers, Torbjörn Zethelius uncovered some revealing insights in this article from The Strad August 2006 issue. He will be returning to the topic in the November 2017 issue with observations from the intervening decade

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