The spine of the mould (when cut to shape) will be glued to the base.
Here is the base of the mould ready to be cut out.
As the old saying goes: well begun, half done….
I am hoping that my efforts to produce a really accurate template, or mould, (on which the body of the lute is formed), constitute a well begun project.
Lute construction is new territory for me.
One step at a time.
The ceramic platter and bowls were made by Mark Pearse. I have set up a small display of his paintings and pottery.
Our wood heater is earning its keep on these cold mornings….and providing a destination for any wood carving which – in my estimation – fails the Test.
Sam and I have been out on the Cricket Pitch Paddock, planting trees.
About 30 planted and mulched – 470 to go.
No need to water them: the rain squalls keep sweeping through….