"I was tuning up a string, (low C from a cello string) and I was E-flat and going upwards and I got to thinking. Man, I've got a ways to go. So I found a "cello tuning" video on YouTube and, yeah, I was going for the octave above!
"Oh, this is just cello strings, No super tall bridge like my cello and it won't be bowable. Flat fretboard. But yeah, I'm getting pumped about it. But its barely a cello. Just think of it as a CBG tuned deep and low."
"Drilled the headstock for tuners. The big hole is for the bass tuner. (I'm using Cello strings and bass string is big.) Also filed a grove for the nut.
That's a 5/16ths bolt and it is way too big, the action is way too high. This will be…"
"Oh, yeah, I know what you mean. I did it that way, not the other way, because I'm using a bolt, not a threaded rod, and the bolt head and the nut on the end of the bolt, have to clear the wide part of the headstock.
The scale is 27.5" and…"
"Worked on the headstock for my cello-bo.
That's my first scarf joint. I got awfully fancy but I like how it turned out. Well, almost, there is awesome grain on the backside but I cut it upside down left handed backwards...
The two holes are,…"
"I bought a Zona 35-380 dovetail saw from Gitty. 18 teeth per inch, sharp, and a .20 kerf...just right for med./med. frets from Gitty. Stays sharp for @ 15 fretboards worth of slotting in my hands.
What happens after 15 fretboards? Do you buy a new…"
"I'm about to cut my first one. Well, not really, but I will before Spring. So I really don't have any advice except about the "being scared" part, because that reminds me of an old story about taking your Jeep off-road for the…"
"I've been wresting with ways to get the strings off the nut for my cello-bo and its been a hack and a kludge and broken strings. All of this because I didn't think i had the skills to make that "Bent neck thingee." And I check…"