Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
as it is time to do the lower ribs, out comes the bending iron to finish off the bends which straightened out
as it is time to do the lower ribs, out comes the bending iron to finish off the bends which straightened out

doing a test clams tp see where I have to trim the ends off and how the surfaces are mating
doing a test clams tp see where I have to trim the ends off and how the surfaces are mating

the centre line shows where I have to trim the joint of the lower ribs
the centre line shows where I have to trim the joint of the lower ribs

this helps in cutting the joint for the lower rib, I gave myself 4mm overhang to play with
this helps in cutting the joint for the lower rib, I gave myself 4mm overhang to play with

now using a shooting board I trim the lower joint face with the block plane
now using a shooting board I trim the lower joint face with the block plane

you can see the line and I stoped to check just before hitting it
you can see the line and I stoped to check just before hitting it

using making tape and an over hang of 2mm to help in closing the joint when it comes time to glue
using making tape and an over hang of 2mm to help in closing the joint when it comes time to glue

the lower block is now glued on but it was a little difficult as it wanted to slide around when the clamps where tightend down, using the big clamp lightly fastened across the bouts helps in keeping at all in place for doing the side blocks
the lower block is now glued on but it was a little difficult as it wanted to slide around when the clamps where tightend down, using the big clamp lightly fastened across the bouts helps in keeping at all in place for doing the side blocks

a final test run and adjustment of the cornet block joints before gluing
a final test run and adjustment of the cornet block joints before gluing

this side needed as little bit of extra push in one area so I used a strip of making tape folded up along one area of the clamping block
this side needed as little bit of extra push in one area so I used a strip of making tape folded up along one area of the clamping block

all the ribs are now glued and I can finally get an idea of the spahe, though upsidedown
all the ribs are now glued and I can finally get an idea of the spahe, though upsidedown

after 2 weeks of hard work the ribs are finally on!
after 2 weeks of hard work the ribs are finally on!

after the clamps and masking tape came off a little bit of wood lifted much to my horror
after the clamps and masking tape came off a little bit of wood lifted much to my horror

a little drop of glue fixed it up
a little drop of glue fixed it up

a good look at the shape to come
a good look at the shape to come

the light shows off the figure in the wood which I reversed in the "c's"
the light shows off the figure in the wood which I reversed in the "c's"

the overhang in the "c's" still needs to be trimmed down
the overhang in the "c's" still needs to be trimmed down

an effort I am pretty pleased with
an effort I am pretty pleased with

on all the joints I got a good mating surface
on all the joints I got a good mating surface

a big bottom
a big bottom

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