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Building a Box Cello #6: Fingerboard and nut

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 03-10-2020 05:12 PM 948 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did not make this fingerboard, though I have made a cello fingerboard in the past. This one looks to be mahogany. I scraped the black paint off of it and treated it with boiled linseed oil. It looks great.

I glued it to the neck for final fitting.

Then i glued a cherry nut blank onto the end and roughed out the nut. These both get removed for final finishing if the instrument.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 03-10-2020 05:36 PM

Intersting project, newer heard about a box cello. Did you make it up yourself and where did you find inspiration?
Looking forward to learn how it is to play!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 03-10-2020 05:48 PM


Intersting project, newer heard about a box cello. Did you make it up yourself and where did you find inspiration?
Looking forward to learn how it is to play!

- kaerlighedsbamsen

I designed this particular one, but I first heard about them in this article: (link)

Mine is not collapsible.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#3 posted 03-11-2020 08:28 AM


I designed this particular one, but I first heard about them in this article: (link)

Mine is not collapsible.

What an intriguing story, enjoyed reading about the instrument and the people owning it. Enjoy building!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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