Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
planing the top of the front plate which will help me see if the joint is working well
planing the top of the front plate which will help me see if the joint is working well

holding the plate half down on a shooting board is really hard but this approach worked really well
holding the plate half down on a shooting board is really hard but this approach worked really well

the square shows how much wood needs to be removed to make the joint a right angle
the square shows how much wood needs to be removed to make the joint a right angle

I clamped the wood down with just enough overhang to square the joint but no more
I clamped the wood down with just enough overhang to square the joint but no more

warming things up in preperation to glue the joint. I actually made the glue to thick and had to pop the joint back apart and redo it the next day. THIS IS HARD!!!
warming things up in preperation to glue the joint. I actually made the glue to thick and had to pop the joint back apart and redo it the next day. THIS IS HARD!!!

This is the second time I glued the joint, a lot better this time!
This is the second time I glued the joint, a lot better this time!

This is the next day after the glue had set and I am pretty happy with this joint
This is the next day after the glue had set and I am pretty happy with this joint

top of the plate
top of the plate

bottom of the plate
bottom of the plate

middle of the plate
middle of the plate

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