Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
clamping the ribs onto the bottom plate to trace out the plate shape
clamping the ribs onto the bottom plate to trace out the plate shape

the ribs have to be placed carefully as there are a few resin spots on this wood and I want to clear them all
the ribs have to be placed carefully as there are a few resin spots on this wood and I want to clear them all

using blocks of wood to give room for the clamps
using blocks of wood to give room for the clamps

using the tried and true method of a washer and pencil to mark the overhang
using the tried and true method of a washer and pencil to mark the overhang

the corners are currently rounded but I will square them off
the corners are currently rounded but I will square them off

marking out enough area for the button
marking out enough area for the button

using a mark on the centerline and a ruler upto the corner to square them off
using a mark on the centerline and a ruler upto the corner to square them off

you can see the pencil mark on the centerline here
you can see the pencil mark on the centerline here

the corners look so much better once squared
the corners look so much better once squared

it is hard to see but there are 2 pencil outlines, one for the rib outline and one for the overhang
it is hard to see but there are 2 pencil outlines, one for the rib outline and one for the overhang

you can see the squared corners here
you can see the squared corners here

ready to cut out the plate with a coping saw and a new packet of blades
ready to cut out the plate with a coping saw and a new packet of blades

the first cut, a bit oversize so I do not mess up the overhang
the first cut, a bit oversize so I do not mess up the overhang

I will leave the c-bouts and do them last
I will leave the c-bouts and do them last

the chair makes it a lot more comfortable but still it is very tiring
the chair makes it a lot more comfortable but still it is very tiring

as this section is getting close to removal I used the clamps to stop it from splitting away and doing damage
as this section is getting close to removal I used the clamps to stop it from splitting away and doing damage

now one last cut and this part will be off
now one last cut and this part will be off

the first part removed
the first part removed

using the saw to remove the excess from behine the button
using the saw to remove the excess from behine the button

after the section behind the button is removed you can see the glue line fromt he two halves, I am pretty happy with this joint
after the section behind the button is removed you can see the glue line fromt he two halves, I am pretty happy with this joint

this part as the cut progresses the gap becomes a lot bigger, ther must be a bit of load on the wood here
this part as the cut progresses the gap becomes a lot bigger, ther must be a bit of load on the wood here

only the c-bouts left to cut out
only the c-bouts left to cut out

the back is now cut out and with a lot of bits left over
the back is now cut out and with a lot of bits left over

all the bits of wood that were removed, I am sure they will come in handy for somthing
all the bits of wood that were removed, I am sure they will come in handy for somthing

you can see the amount of excess which needs to be removed to clean the edges
you can see the amount of excess which needs to be removed to clean the edges

the inside of the back plate
the inside of the back plate

the outside
the outside

sitting the ribs onto the plate and it all looks good
sitting the ribs onto the plate and it all looks good

the dream is getting closer!
the dream is getting closer!

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