tktitle.gif (4417 bytes)
Maker of Violins, Violas and Cellos

Strad Model Cello in Progress
Dedicated to my sister, Susan Ellen Knight Helms

 

celloAndTripod.jpg (13526 bytes)

The linseed oil required three weeks drying time by hanging the cello in the "sun" (such as it was here in Vermont in May).   Once dry, the colored varnish layers went on and dried quickly.  16 coats of varnish were required to achieve the final color.

susanellenbackandribs.jpg (17576 bytes)

susanellenscrollside.jpg (13492 bytes)

susanellenback.jpg (13864 bytes)

Spirit varnish was used, made with a number of gums and resins dissolved in alcohol.  14 hours of hand polishing brought the cello to its present luster.  I dedicated this cello to my sister, Susan Ellen Knight Helms.

susanellenfrontandrib.jpg (19735 bytes)

 

About Thurmond

Woods and Materials

Instruments
for Sale

Hand made instruments

Models

Commission

 

Musicians

Purchasing

Links

Contact

HOME

Shop Staff