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Michael H

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11 minutes ago, Bill Yacey said:

Was the button lined up with the neck? Amazing that it held anything with the minimal gluing surface.

Perfectly flush with the button. The fb projection was extremely low (no surprise). Although there was no noticeable  movement at the heel, it made a faint ‘squeak’ when wiggled. The neck was relatively easy to remove (also no surprise). I assume the pseudo-quasi-luthier a drunkard, or blind with no hands.   

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On 8/23/2019 at 11:21 AM, Bill Yacey said:

Was the button lined up with the neck? Amazing that it held anything with the minimal gluing surface.

 

On 8/23/2019 at 11:46 AM, Michael H said:

Perfectly flush with the button. The fb projection was extremely low (no surprise). Although there was no noticeable  movement at the heel, it made a faint ‘squeak’ when wiggled. The neck was relatively easy to remove (also no surprise). I assume the pseudo-quasi-luthier a drunkard, or blind with no hands.   

How did he ( or she ) make it ? Can you show the photo of the neck foot?

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Maybe he had a really, really nice looking low profile case to put it in but the lid wouldn't close so he lowered the FB projection. :)

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10 hours ago, Kae said:

 

How did he ( or she ) make it ? Can you show the photo of the neck foot?

I unfortunately finished the repair and already went out. My lack of photos is something to be desired. The neck foot heel was horribly deep without the square piece. I inserted a top neck block shim, clavette, tapered from approximately .1mm to 1.1 which boosted the neck projection to 84mm and settled at 82mm. It left the button way too high but files easily. Next time I will photograph my process more appropriately. 

 

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Although this cello was a circa 1900 German factory, I felt the relatively cheap repair was well worth it. I had considered the neck/scroll original based upon appearance and varnish, but not have been based upon this repair.

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