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Fitting the Upper and Lower Ribs

(A)  The C-bout ribs have been planed down to final height and the corner blocks carved to receive upper and lower ribs. It is important to achieve a tight fit between blocks and ribs.

(A) The C-bout ribs have been planed down to final height and the corner blocks carved to receive upper and lower ribs. It is important to achieve a tight fit between blocks and ribs.

The bending iron has been used to shape the upper bout ribs..

(B) The bending iron has been used to shape the upper bout ribs.

Upper ribs glued and clamped in position. The hot hide glue is in the saucepan to the left.

(C) Upper ribs glued and clamped in position. The hot hide glue is in the saucepan to the left.

All ribs have been fitted and finished. A slight taper is built into the rib structure - the height at the bottom block is 31mm, reducing gradually to 29mm at the top block.

(D) All ribs have been fitted and finished. A slight taper is built into the rib structure - the height at the bottom block is 31mm, reducing gradually to 29mm at the top block.

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October 26, 2008 Posted by | (03) Fitting Upper and Lower Ribs | Leave a comment