Two rosettes…at last!

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Two rosettes are installed! Didn’t get a lot of time to work on things this week.  But the second rosette went in easier than the first.  Both planed and scraped flush with the tops.  For my first guitars and first … Continue reading

First rosette in first soundboard

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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 … Continue reading

Rosette test fit, take one

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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.

Bent purfling for sound hole

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Almost go time… All my parts for the rosette are prepped.  Rough cut the herringbone segments with a chisel.  Glued into sections of three wedges.  Cleaned up with inside and outside radius sanding blocks. Cut purfling strips from some rough … Continue reading

Starting to fit up the rosette pieces

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Back on to the rosette.
The miters cut on the band saw were much more even. Now I just need to figure out how to trim,radius,and install. Assemble and install as a unit or put together piece by piece in the routed channel?

Made a rosette cutter…

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Made a rosette cutter while waiting for glue to dry on my soundboards. I had made a prototype out of rosewood scraps, but cracked a piece when tightening down the blade, so I made a new one out of aluminum. … Continue reading

Gluing up the plates

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More progress… Picked through my redwood tops and walnut backs, then traced a basic profile trying to avoid any undesirable spots. Used the shooting board and joined the soundboards.  They aren’t quite wide enough, so once the glue cured, I … Continue reading