Phew! One rosette in. Just a bit more to clean up, mostly with the scraper. A couple little chips in the mosaic I need to fill. Pretty pleased so far. I was a bit worried as my purfling is cut by hand and is not absolutely consistent.
Based on some advice from a luthiery forum I’ve been posting on I took this top down to around .090” in thickness, after the rosette channel was chiseled out, which is about .050” deep. I took the other top to .085”. I need to chisel out the channel on that one.
So far, so good. I’d knock on wood, but this stuff is fragile! No need to steam out (another) dent.