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Building something like a bass viol #6: Linings

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 09-05-2020 12:57 PM 320 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Linings are strips of wood added to the edges of the ribs/sides to increase their width for gluing. I was lucky to have cut-offs from the ribs that were perfectly usable for this task.

This first picture shows a rib without a lining, on the left, and a lining being applied, being held on by modified clothes pins, on the left.

This second picture shows a bit more detail of the lining and the clothes pins. In actuality the clothes pins will have no real space between them.

And this last one shows both linings in the completed state. I will be planing the edges a bit before installing the front or back.

PS. I did finish all of the pegs. I soaked them in linseed oil for a few days:

PPS. Currently working on the fingerboard.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 09-05-2020 01:18 PM

So your garland is moving right along, and the pegs are done. Sounds like good progress is progressing!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 09-05-2020 01:27 PM



So your garland is moving right along, and the pegs are done. Sounds like good progress is progressing!

- Dave Polaschek

Yes, and it’s one of those things where there is a lot of ‘prep’ work and then it comes together pretty fast. I’ll admit that I just bought another plane to convert into a ‘scrub’ plane. It will be handy when I make the tailpiece.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 09-05-2020 01:52 PM

Interesting choice in clamps. My first impression was that the clothes pins wouldn’t apply enough pressure, but I guess they are simply to hold the linings in place and you have good wood to wood contact.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 09-05-2020 02:01 PM



Interesting choice in clamps. My first impression was that the clothes pins wouldn t apply enough pressure, but I guess they are simply to hold the linings in place and you have good wood to wood contact.

- Oldtool

Some luthiers add rubber bands, but as you say, as long as there is good contact (and some squeeze out) everything is good.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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harmless_Matt

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#5 posted 09-08-2020 04:50 PM

The clothespins should work fine.

I like to give my linings a little rub to create a quasi “rub joint” prior to the clothespins. The hydrostatic pressure of the glue should create a slight vacuum feeling.

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