Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video

The neck work done on day one

The cardboard template for the neck layed out on the prepared neck block
The cardboard template for the neck layed out on the prepared neck block

Centreline and neck layout penciled in
Centreline and neck layout penciled in

the tracing of the scroll
the tracing of the scroll

The first cut with the coping saw. It is showing me that it will be hard work and difficult to hold a straight line
The first cut with the coping saw. It is showing me that it will be hard work and difficult to hold a straight line

You can see the rough inaccurate edge of cutting out by hand. It will take a lot of finishing to level up.
You can see the rough inaccurate edge of cutting out by hand. It will take a lot of finishing to level up.

rough lines from removing the wood above the pegbox
rough lines from removing the wood above the pegbox

this and the next photo show the inaccuracy of the cut by hand with a coping saw
this and the next photo show the inaccuracy of the cut by hand with a coping saw

This side has a lot more distance from the line
This side has a lot more distance from the line

The long haul! it is hard work trying to cut the actual neck out and stay on line
The long haul! it is hard work trying to cut the actual neck out and stay on line

The neck now cut out but now lots of leveling to do
The neck now cut out but now lots of leveling to do

A big rasp helps in removing wood but also it is very easy to chip the sides so you have to go lightly
A big rasp helps in removing wood but also it is very easy to chip the sides so you have to go lightly

Day one on the neck has produced this. Still a lot more work to go
Day one on the neck has produced this. Still a lot more work to go

Outlines of the scroll area
Outlines of the scroll area

Starting to look like the real thing
Starting to look like the real thing

More of the pegbox scroll.
More of the pegbox scroll.


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CRW_6298.jpg

The area under the scroll where it meets the pegbox is proving to be hard to remove the wood. All due to the small space
The area under the scroll where it meets the pegbox is proving to be hard to remove the wood. All due to the small space

the rough marking in the wood from the rasp and gouges
the rough marking in the wood from the rasp and gouges

pegbox/scroll outlines
pegbox/scroll outlines

pegbox/scroll outlines
pegbox/scroll outlines

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