Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
To start with, lets sharpen some blades! I find this really tedious but it is so much easier to work and keep the cutting controllable with sharp tools.
To start with, lets sharpen some blades! I find this really tedious but it is so much easier to work and keep the cutting controllable with sharp tools.

Planing the neck root to clean it up. This is pretty hard, even with a sharp plane. All the planing was done away from the fingerboard area as I did not want any chips where the fingerboard is glued on.
Planing the neck root to clean it up. This is pretty hard, even with a sharp plane. All the planing was done away from the fingerboard area as I did not want any chips where the fingerboard is glued on.

check to see if it is square
check to see if it is square

It is more clear from this angle
It is more clear from this angle

Wow, it even sort of resembles a cello
Wow, it even sort of resembles a cello

marking out the cuts for removal of wood
marking out the cuts for removal of wood

cutting down to just above the line
cutting down to just above the line

Removing excess wood from the sides. Again I worked from the outside to inside to prevent chipping.
Removing excess wood from the sides. Again I worked from the outside to inside to prevent chipping.

this is a safe guard to stop me slipping and making a mess
this is a safe guard to stop me slipping and making a mess

all the wood removed but very rough
all the wood removed but very rough

a lopsided pegbox
a lopsided pegbox

chisels and scrapers is what I used to clean it up
chisels and scrapers is what I used to clean it up

ready to make the first cuts for the scroll
ready to make the first cuts for the scroll

all the cuts now made and ready to remove the wood
all the cuts now made and ready to remove the wood

first I tried it in this position but I soon switched to the vice
first I tried it in this position but I soon switched to the vice

slowly removing the wood which from some angles can be very hard
slowly removing the wood which from some angles can be very hard

more protection from slipping
more protection from slipping

the first cut is now done, though it needs a lot of cleaning up
the first cut is now done, though it needs a lot of cleaning up

the gentle curves
the gentle curves

this is what happens at midnight and our concentration slips, a little chip which is a now a problem
this is what happens at midnight and our concentration slips, a little chip which is a now a problem

more curves
more curves

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