The set of blocks with the plywood caps , mounted in the lathe.
This is a moderately heavy turning, and in well-seasoned walnut it
requires sharp tools and a medium lathe speed.
After removing the turning from the
lathe, and removing the plywood caps, I used an old, dull drawknife as
a splitting froe, wedging between the pieces and breaking the glue
line. Thus, a pair of rebecs is conceived. The second of
this set is going to Nancy, Pavel's music teacher. It will have a
few different features from the rest, as it will be a slightly later
period rebec, but for the most part construction will be identical to
this one. And differences will be documented on the web page for
Here is the top view of the fleur
tuning peg head. Some relief of the edges, a carving of a laurel
leaf, and some tapered holes, and this end of the thing will be ready