Rosette trial dry fit
One more test in the redwood. New blade for the cutter worked well. Quick coat of shellac on the top helped with tear out. Recorded all the measurements on my cutter, which I set with my caliper. Need to go a hair deeper on the real thing.
Came out ok. Segments matched up better with one purfling strip on the inside as opposed to two, so I’ll go with that. Wasn’t happy with my walnut strip on the outside, so I cut and bent more. These segments are delicate! A few little pieces came off just with handling. I’ll probably cut and add little bits as I install.
Now on to the real soundboards.