Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
The completed mould dis-assembled
The completed mould dis-assembled

the top layer, split for easy removal which will allow the lower two layers to be manoeuvred out of the ribs easily
the top layer, split for easy removal which will allow the lower two layers to be manoeuvred out of the ribs easily

The main assembly bolts and large assembly guides which fit in the c-bouts
The main assembly bolts and large assembly guides which fit in the c-bouts

the lower two layers with the space beams behind
the lower two layers with the space beams behind

fitting the wooden guides into the lower layer
fitting the wooden guides into the lower layer

Just so we know which layer it is!
Just so we know which layer it is!

A close up of the lower guide pin and the "B" is marked for identification of the spacer beams
A close up of the lower guide pin and the "B" is marked for identification of the spacer beams

the lower right spacer beam more writing for identification
the lower right spacer beam more writing for identification

the beam now sitting in place
the beam now sitting in place

the end spacer block for added support
the end spacer block for added support

the lower main section ready for the centre layer
the lower main section ready for the centre layer

the center layer being lowered into place
the center layer being lowered into place

now we are ready for the upper support beams
now we are ready for the upper support beams

the "A" marks the upper beams and we are ready for the top layers
the "A" marks the upper beams and we are ready for the top layers

adding the top layers
adding the top layers

top layers in place ready for the loose fitting of the bolts
top layers in place ready for the loose fitting of the bolts

start by adding the 5/16 main assembly bolts
start by adding the 5/16 main assembly bolts

make sure that the nuts are loose so we can move things around
make sure that the nuts are loose so we can move things around

adding the smaller 1/4 bolts
adding the smaller 1/4 bolts

fitting the lower bout supports
fitting the lower bout supports

as these are not main supports I only used 1/4" bolts
as these are not main supports I only used 1/4" bolts

the lower bout supports in place
the lower bout supports in place

slowly tighten the bolts in a circular motion starting with the main bolts then to the smaller ones.
slowly tighten the bolts in a circular motion starting with the main bolts then to the smaller ones.

check top layer edges for being true and if not, loosen selected bolts and move the layer section to the right place, with all the bolts and guides it only moves ever so slightly.
check top layer edges for being true and if not, loosen selected bolts and move the layer section to the right place, with all the bolts and guides it only moves ever so slightly.

Finshed and ready to go
Finshed and ready to go

I will not varnish it yet but use it for practice when it comes time to varnish the cello.
I will not varnish it yet but use it for practice when it comes time to varnish the cello.

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