Rosette finished

Here’s the rest of the in-process pics.  Like I mentioned before, I don’t want to spend a lot of time posting.  So I think what I might do is each guitar I make, I’ll post about one aspect of building.  This time, it’s rosettes.  Next time, I think I’ll feature bracing.

So, without further ado:

First, the main ring is sanded flat:


Now there are two rings (called purflings) that go around the inside and outside of the main one.  These are white and black laminated veneers:


As you can see, it’s straight.  So, I have to bend it.  I used my bending iron, which is heated with a propane torch:



I didn’t get pictures of routing out the channels, or bending, but here’s the purflings in their channels:



Now the purflings are flooded with Crazy glue:



After the glue is hard, the extra is carefully trimmed off with a chisel:



Then it’s all sanded flat:



Now it’s ready for bracing!  The figure of this will really pop when finish is applied.

Although I won’t be posting any more pictures of building this guitar, I will post finished pics when it’s done.  Probably in 6 or 8 weeks.  🙂




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