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November 2, 2018

Radial Rosettes: Making a Basic Pattern

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*Note: The jig used in this tutorial can be constructed using the plans provided at this link: Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker. I cut my scrap material (In this case, Zebrawood) into 2″ strips. I prefer the material to be approximately 1/8″ in thickness, give or take 1/32″. This
November 2, 2018

#5 Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker

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Also see: Radial Rosettes: Making a Basic Pattern Whether following plans from a kit or building from scratch, the rosette is an opportunity for the luthier to be creative and flaunt their artistic skills. A rosette pattern designed with artistic discernment and then executed with the utmost precision is the envy of instrument
October 29, 2018

#1 Jointing and Joining the Plates

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Jointing the center seam of the soundboard is often the very first thing I like to do when I receive parts from a tonewood supplier. There is no better way to get acquainted with your soundboard-to-be than taking thin, wispy shavings off of it with a handplane. Here I am