Cello#7 fluting and edges

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Blog entry by techyman2 posted 02-27-2011 10:18 PM 3271 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
I didn’t get so far as I had hoped this weekend. I managed to get the edges thicknessed, the fluting done and the arching contours scraped down to their finished shape. This cello sure takes some time due to the size of the areas. If you remember from the last blog I roughed out the arching shapes and inserted the purfling.

Below is the process of edge thicknessing and fluting

Using the marking gauge to set the thickness 5.5mm

Using a flat bottomed mini plane to level the edges to the thickness line. The corners are slightly thicker 6.5mm

Finger gauging the edge of the fluting half way across to the purfling edge

Using a gouge to undercut the fluting the thickness of the plate at the bottom of the fluting should be around 4.5mm

Corners are done using a narrower gouge.

A profiled scraper is used to blend the fluting into the arching and to remove the gouge marks

Work in progress note the templates are used to constantly check the profile. At this stage the arching has to be finished to its final shape.

Next step is to check the contours match the plan. But thats for next time.
Bye for now.

-- Dave D

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#1 posted 02-27-2011 11:48 PM

As always Dave, a great blog!

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 02:58 AM

This is an incredible blog!! Luthiers are awesome woodworkers!!

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 04:02 AM

Each post is impressive – thanks for taking us along on the ride!

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