Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Making Rosettes

I've changed my process for making rosettes (at least segmented wood rosettes) So I now use a CNC set up to cut the rosette pieces and then route the rosette channel and glue in the pieces.

Since I am going to a guitar top voicing course the first weekend in June I needed to prepare 3 guitar tops to take to the course so that gave me some practice with this new technique..

Top #1
Pieces cut on CNC ready to install

Dry run pre cutting the rosette slot

Cutting the rosette slot

Completed Slot

Ready to be glued in

All glued in

Leveled ready for the slots to be routed for outer & inner purfling

Completed rosette

Top #2

Top #3

More Finish Work

I had started finish sanding and buffing the Crossover guitar but decided it needed a bit more finish on it. So I went back and did that and it is now curing again before attempt #2 and buffing it out.

Oh well best it looks nice..