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Old 07-02-2020, 01:45 PM
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Been working on the rosette today.
The plan is to make a shadow, segmented, mosaic rosette that will complement the colors of the instrument.
So this is the mosaic part

For the reds i am using padouk burl, Brazilian rosewood, some salted maple and a dash of abalone all separated by lines of fiddle back mahogany

First the pieces are glued down to a backer board that is thin enough to be included as part of the rosette. For this I used some quilted pear that got orphaned and lost its utility. Plus I don’t really like the color. Too grey.
The pieces are glued down randomly with little regard for the outline just making sure they cover the area that will be included in the rosette. Then the circle of the rosette is cut out using a dremel routing set up pivoting on the post.

It’s really kind of fun to see the ring revealed

This will be bound with the same fiddleback mahogany that is included inside the rosette.

Outside gone

Inside gone. It’s important not to reverse that sequence.

Finally, with a little naphtha to bring out the color, here it is against the tunnel 14 top that will be its home
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