Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
using micromesh, tripoli powder and light soapy water to take the shine off the varnish
using micromesh, tripoli powder and light soapy water to take the shine off the varnish

here is all the ingrediants but with this I am going real lightly as it is easy to go through the varnish
here is all the ingrediants but with this I am going real lightly as it is easy to go through the varnish

afterwards going over the cello with a violin polish/cleaner with soft polishing cloth
afterwards going over the cello with a violin polish/cleaner with soft polishing cloth

you can see how the ribs are no loger shiny but have a sheen
you can see how the ribs are no loger shiny but have a sheen

the back has a nice glow to it now
the back has a nice glow to it now

same with the front
same with the front

the varnish is far from perfect and this is an area where I need a lot more practice
the varnish is far from perfect and this is an area where I need a lot more practice

gluing the fingerboard on was fun, the side clamps to keep it true against the neck and the cam clamps to hold it down
gluing the fingerboard on was fun, the side clamps to keep it true against the neck and the cam clamps to hold it down

he is a better shot of the side clamp, only lightly clamped
he is a better shot of the side clamp, only lightly clamped

on the second attempt the sound post is in, the first one I cut too much off trying to get the top to fit nicely
on the second attempt the sound post is in, the first one I cut too much off trying to get the top to fit nicely

the end pin was tricky as it kept wanting to go off center, I did get it close though not completly straight
the end pin was tricky as it kept wanting to go off center, I did get it close though not completly straight

the end pin came with a way oversized plug so to cut it down I made this tool up with the blade from my plane (the method was a suggestion I recieved from Maestronet)
the end pin came with a way oversized plug so to cut it down I made this tool up with the blade from my plane (the method was a suggestion I recieved from Maestronet)

after fitting the bridge feet, cutting height and various trimming it is time to thin the bridge
after fitting the bridge feet, cutting height and various trimming it is time to thin the bridge

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