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It has been a shamefully long time since I wrote my last post and I apologise to anyone who has been waiting for  news of the cello. Although it has been progressing well, I became so absorbed in making it that I didn’t have enough energy left over to write about it. However, I did keep a camera nearby and I’ll sketch out the various stages of the instrument’s construction in photographs. Here’s the rib structure complete, with the corners trimmed.


The top layer of the mould has been lifted off, exposing the inner sides of the ribs so that the linings can be glued into place.


The lining of the C bout is morticed into the corner block


And here is the rib structure complete and removed from the mould. I’m in the process of trimming the blocks down to their final size.



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