Feathering the Edges

I always check the edges against the light to make sure the colour goes from a dark to a very light orange – only then are the edges thin enough for a shaving to be pressed on in the cast. I use a gouge as well as scrapers and sandpaper to achieve this.
The first shaving has now been glued across the area. 🤞

Ribstructure Heights

I find ribstructure work among one of the most challenging in restoration procedures.

In this instance, the whole of the ribstructure and back had twisted quite badly but the main problem was, that the front had been pulled down in the C’s, distorting the arching of the central area of the front which didn’t just affect the look of it but had quite a negative impact on the sound.

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