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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Lute ribs

I have finally started work on the lute. It will be based on a 1592 seven course alto lute by Venere and I will be guided by the plans in Robert Lunberg's book.

I am using yew wood for the bowl, and the first job was to cut up a block into 4mm slices. I will reduce these in thickness to about 1.6mm on my drum sander prior to bending them to fit the form.

Also on the drawing board is a bowl back mandocello - I will have to develop my own ideas for this one!

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