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