Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
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using a set of dividers  to mark out the saddle area
using a set of dividers to mark out the saddle area

with a knife and steel rule cut the line of the saddle into the wood though cutting across the spruce lines is really hard
with a knife and steel rule cut the line of the saddle into the wood though cutting across the spruce lines is really hard

after slowley trimming down the wood it is at the right depth and width but as usual it is not perfectly straight!
after slowley trimming down the wood it is at the right depth and width but as usual it is not perfectly straight!

these are the tools used to cut the saddle seat
these are the tools used to cut the saddle seat

now the saddle which has already been trimmed a bit is put in for checking
now the saddle which has already been trimmed a bit is put in for checking

after more trimming with sharp objects and needle files it is at a level I am happy with
after more trimming with sharp objects and needle files it is at a level I am happy with

my first saddle ready to be glued in
my first saddle ready to be glued in

now this was awkward, trying to keep the peg reamer anywhere near straight
now this was awkward, trying to keep the peg reamer anywhere near straight

the pegs are in
the pegs are in

I managed to chip the varnish on all the peg holes but will later touch them up a bit
I managed to chip the varnish on all the peg holes but will later touch them up a bit

using an old piece of pine with a reamed hole to drill the string hole and cut the end of the peg off
using an old piece of pine with a reamed hole to drill the string hole and cut the end of the peg off

after cleaning up the ends the pegs are finished
after cleaning up the ends the pegs are finished

you can see where I chipped the varnish here, most was done by having to re-drill the holes bigger as the pilot holes where to small for the reamer
you can see where I chipped the varnish here, most was done by having to re-drill the holes bigger as the pilot holes where to small for the reamer

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