Violin rib assembly, part 1

In some recent posts, I’d given some previews, but this is the real thing.  My oscillating spindle sander came yesterday, so I was able to shape the corner blocks.  So yesterday and today I bent the ribs.  That was work!  I’m starting to understand why the pros charge $15,000 or more for these things….

The sander.  The drum moves up and down as it spins, hence, “oscillating”.

The shaped corner blocks:

Starting to bend the ribs:

All done:

The “c” ribs are glued in first.  Here I’m doing a dry run:

With glue.  Hide glue gels quickly, so you have to keep moving…

To be continued…

Happy New Year too!

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