Cello Number 1, The Sleeping Beauty
Cello Sample Video
to give a lot of control over the plane on the neck root I had to clamp it down like this
to give a lot of control over the plane on the neck root I had to clamp it down like this

lining the bridge blank up in the centre
lining the bridge blank up in the centre

the neck is too far off to the left so back to work with the chisel
the neck is too far off to the left so back to work with the chisel

this is how I have been working on the mortice
this is how I have been working on the mortice

chisels, rulers and chalk are the tools that are being used on this part
chisels, rulers and chalk are the tools that are being used on this part

to get the depth of the mortice I had to grind the back of this chisel
to get the depth of the mortice I had to grind the back of this chisel

now the fingerboard is off to the right!
now the fingerboard is off to the right!

after more adjustments is is time for a test clamp
after more adjustments is is time for a test clamp

the neck root on the button is a good fit
the neck root on the button is a good fit

so is the sides of the neck, a clean joint
so is the sides of the neck, a clean joint

it has taken me about 16 hours to cut this mortice in little baby steps, and I am very pleased with the result
it has taken me about 16 hours to cut this mortice in little baby steps, and I am very pleased with the result

the neck is now glued in and now the waiting time begins until it is dry
the neck is now glued in and now the waiting time begins until it is dry

wow this is looking pretty good
wow this is looking pretty good

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