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Although not necessarily an exhaustive list, the following tools and materials, supplied by Easy Composites, were used in this project.
The quantity shown below is the approximate amount used in the project rounded up to the nearest available kit size or quantity.
Instrument maker Tim designed and made this amazing Carbon Fibre Cello by hand fusing together traditional and composites methods and materials.
Tim's first step was to create a pattern for the project using PU Model Board which Tim shaped using conventional woodworking tools before applying a polyester gelcoat.
The next step in the process was making the moulds from the pattern. Then making the parts, this involved the lay up and resin infusion of carbon fibre fabric reinforced with glass fibre. The final part of the process included demoulding and trimming the parts, assembly, finishing and setting up the instrument.
Tim used lots of products form Easy Composites for this project including the Uni-Mould System and vacuum degassing equipment.
As if the project wasn't enough work Tim produced a full 3-part Tutorial to accompany this project which you can find on his YouTube channel by following the link below. The music you can hear in the videos is played on the Cello!
Tim is a Research Assistant and PhD Student at the Kask and Conservatorium School of Arts Gent.