Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video

The process of making the mould.

The Plan!
The Plan!

using an allen key to mark the actual depth inside the edge
using an allen key to mark the actual depth inside the edge

Marking Out the mould edge with french curves
Marking Out the mould edge with french curves

the cut out plan ready to be glued to a sheet of perspex
the cut out plan ready to be glued to a sheet of perspex

Cutting out the perspex template
Cutting out the perspex template

the cut is placed outside of the actual template line
the cut is placed outside of the actual template line

marking the corner blocks and drilling the inside corner edge to prevent the perspex from cracking
marking the corner blocks and drilling the inside corner edge to prevent the perspex from cracking

holes drilled at the ends of 2 cracks which I made whilst drilling a hole for the jigsaw!
holes drilled at the ends of 2 cracks which I made whilst drilling a hole for the jigsaw!

the template all cut out and finshed, ready for tracing around
the template all cut out and finshed, ready for tracing around

the template layed out on a sheet of 12mm ply, the first of a three layer mould
the template layed out on a sheet of 12mm ply, the first of a three layer mould

cutting out the first layer of the mould
cutting out the first layer of the mould

marking the model and the "L" so I know which side is which
marking the model and the "L" so I know which side is which

the jigsaw cut outside of the actual line
the jigsaw cut outside of the actual line

sqauring off the edge to the line
sqauring off the edge to the line

squaring off the edge of the plywood
squaring off the edge of the plywood

a better way to see the curves
a better way to see the curves

the first plywood layer is at a the first draft level
the first plywood layer is at a the first draft level

all three layer are now ready for joining and squaring off
all three layer are now ready for joining and squaring off

Squaring off all three layers to the final edge. this is tedious work!
Squaring off all three layers to the final edge. this is tedious work!

More squaring off
More squaring off

sanding down wooden dowling to be used as assembly guides. They have to be a tight interference fit that can be assembled by hand.
sanding down wooden dowling to be used as assembly guides. They have to be a tight interference fit that can be assembled by hand.

drilling the assembly beams and guide holes with a drill press to keep them square
drilling the assembly beams and guide holes with a drill press to keep them square

The finished mould
The finished mould

the cuts in the lower bouts on the top layer. This is for easy dis-assembly from the completed ribs
the cuts in the lower bouts on the top layer. This is for easy dis-assembly from the completed ribs

the cut though the top layer on the upper bouts
the cut though the top layer on the upper bouts

This mould was patterned from a few different ones I saw photographs of. The main things that was planned for was for easy removal from the ribs and accurate measurements on assembly
This mould was patterned from a few different ones I saw photographs of. The main things that was planned for was for easy removal from the ribs and accurate measurements on assembly

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