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. 🙂