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Cherry Cello Stand

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Project by NICUTO posted 01-23-2009 07:42 PM 8215 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this piece for my boss’ daughter’s Christmas present. She has always played the cello and has recently gotten back into it. Previously it was awkwardly leaning in a corner of the room. This was an interesting project in that I had a difficult time coming up with a concept/design. This is because the cello was at her house and I was only able to sneak in for a few quick measurements while she was out. With projects like this I typically like to have a constant reference.

The piece has no fasteners. The feet are joined with a pair of loose tenons and the backbone is let into the foot assembly and the neck rest with integral tenons. As seen below.



I cut the lower support as you would a cove molding on the table saw. Then added a block above it for extra back support of the cello.

The joint for the lower support to the backbone is a bridal joint. seen here:

All in all, this was a very interesting, fun and challenging project. And she was very surprised and she liked it so much that she has now asked me to build one for her brother-in-law as a wedding gift. I plan to begin that one with a week or so once my build schedule opens up a little more.

EDIT: I forgot to tell you about the finish….. its sprayed shellac rubbed out with steel wool. I belive i got about 6-7 coats on it.

Thanks for looking!
Nick

-- Nick, Maine; www.nwbwoodworks.com/blog





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Texasgaloot

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#1 posted 01-24-2009 01:42 AM

Very cool design! Thanks for posting!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Doug S.

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#2 posted 01-24-2009 03:53 AM

Very ckassy looking and nice job too.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#3 posted 01-24-2009 03:36 PM

That Sir, is a very nice looking piece, as well as well made.
I`m sure if she knew how much work went in to it, she would
even appreciate it more.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 04:38 PM

Great looking piece. Very nice concept also.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 02:51 AM

I like the design, well done.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 05:19 PM

this is so beautiful… so beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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