Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
The trusty coping saw for cutting between the upper and lower eyes
The trusty coping saw for cutting between the upper and lower eyes

after cutting with the coping saw, this part was easy.
after cutting with the coping saw, this part was easy.

using a big artist brush qith sandpaper to round the eye
using a big artist brush qith sandpaper to round the eye

it did a pretty good job of lower eye
it did a pretty good job of lower eye

using a file to widen the upper eye before switching to the brush and sandpaper
using a file to widen the upper eye before switching to the brush and sandpaper

all the eyes are now done, time to start cutting the f-holes
all the eyes are now done, time to start cutting the f-holes

this scary sharp knife cuts through the wood pretty easily
this scary sharp knife cuts through the wood pretty easily

one f-hole pretty close to being done
one f-hole pretty close to being done

both f-holes are cut but the bass side still needs some work
both f-holes are cut but the bass side still needs some work

after the f-holes are trimmed and the nicks are put in, they are now finished
after the f-holes are trimmed and the nicks are put in, they are now finished

again the finished f-holes up close
again the finished f-holes up close

now with the light reversed the f-holes look pretty close in shape and size
now with the light reversed the f-holes look pretty close in shape and size

with high arching it is hard for me to blend the wings in well
with high arching it is hard for me to blend the wings in well

the f-hole wings look better from the underneath
the f-hole wings look better from the underneath

back into dream time again it is looking like a fat cello!
back into dream time again it is looking like a fat cello!

now we have to wait for the bass bar to be fitted and I can start to put it together
now we have to wait for the bass bar to be fitted and I can start to put it together

the body is looking clean and really quite nice
the body is looking clean and really quite nice

the f-hole angle from the side looks acceptable
the f-hole angle from the side looks acceptable

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