I had an earlier blog about the Celtic Flute case where the challenge of custom work was praised but the uncertainty of an untried process could undermine the over-all success. Even saying that though, that's the part of doing this kind of work that keeps you motivated. At left is the completely formed and lined inner compartment for the flute. The socket at the top was used as a gauge because the largest diameter of the flute matches it ; 1 1/2".
In a previous post I discussed how the recesses with their rounded bottoms were formed. In this post I'll go over the process I used to line them with the 100% wool felt.
The first step was to protect the ends that have already been shellacked and are completely finished. This was done with painters tape then carefully trimmed so it was only on the sides but none on the bottom.
|Taping Off the Insert|
|Before Final Glueing|
|Ready to Glue One Outer Edge|
|Ready for Final Trimming|