I have already glued four Lute Ribs edge to edge, and to their shared point of contact: the neck-block (temporarily attached to the mould).
Here I am fitting Lute Rib number three on the treble side.
Sam has photographed the various tasks as they arise: shaping the rough-cut Rib on a Bending Iron (so that it lies snugly against all points of contact along the curves of the mould); removing excess wood by means of an upside-down Block Plane – and fine-tuning both edges on the absolutely flat surface of the Emery board.
It is an absorbing and frustrating and satisfying process….
2 thoughts on “LEARNING CURVE 5”
Looking good Chris
Absorbing and frustrating and satisfying process……….. Such is life
Yes, a bit of each….the absorbing component is somehow the most satisfying!