There's Always Room for Cello!!!

My Very First Cello



  1. The Idea, Researching Types of Molds, Beginning the Template

  2. Researching and Purchasing Tools and Materials, Cutting Out the Templates, Starting to Draw the Body Shape on the Mold, Cutting Out the Mold Shape, Starting to Smooth and Square-Up the Mold Edges

  3. A Hodge-Podge of Tasks before Continuing, Finishing Squaring-Up the Mold Edges, Cutting Pine Battens, Screwing It All Together, Unscrewing It To Trim the Battens and Cut Out the Mold Center, Screwing It Back Together, Putting a Finish on It, Strobel's Cello-Making DVD, A Totally-Unexpected Gift, Spool Clamps, Sharpening Time

  4. Making a Carving Cradle, An Unboxing!!!, Making More Spool Clamps, Squaring-Up the Neck Blank, Making the Neck Template

  5. The Template is Finished, Gluing Scrap Spruce to Neck Wedge, Sharpening Plane Blades, Cute Little Plane Shavings!!!, The Neck Wedge is Ready for Drawing the Outline Now, New Old Bandsaw Table, Preparing the Fingerboard

  6. Still Preparing the Fingerboard, The Fingerboard is Complete!!!, Drilling Out the Tuner Holes, Sawing Out the Neck Profile, Truing-Up the Heel Face -- It All Checks Out!!!, Planning Next Tasks and Making a Scroll Template

  7. Smoothing the Neck Scroll Surfaces, Marking the Neck Blank, Trimming the Fingerboard Edge and Pegbox Sides, Beginning to Carve the Scroll, The Beginnings of the Volute!!!, Rough-Carving the Chin, Bevel to the Line, Shaping the First Volute

  8. Apology & Smoothing Pegbox Sides and First Ramp, The Second Volute and Ramp, Making Some New Jaws for my Parrot Vise, Working on the Other Side of the Scroll

  9. A Travesty....SANDING the Scroll!!!, The Pegbox

  10. Finishing the Pegbox, The Fluting

  11. Finishing Up the Fluting, A Little Detour -- Installing a Vise, Bench Dogs!!!