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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mandocello rib number two

Here is rib number two going onto the mandocello. I decided to find an alternative to the 'bungee cords' to hold the ribs in place during the gluing so I made these clamps. The threaded rod screws into a fitting set into the mould.  It seemed to work quite well.

Meanwhile, ribs ten and eleven were added to the lute. I am still finding it a struggle to get the ribs fitted neatly, and I think I will need to reinforce the bowl from the inside once it is removed from the mould.

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