View Full Version : Weapon of choice making rosettes.

11-15-2014, 04:43 PM
First time for adding purfling to rosette. If I knew it was going to be this easy I would have started doing this a long time ago.


11-15-2014, 06:29 PM
Not sure I have that many spent x-acto blades. Why didn't you just drop in the inner purfling strips? Not sure I'm following. Looks good so far though. Pretty abalone. Send a final picture when it is all done.

11-15-2014, 08:16 PM
While that appears to work, an easier one is to use dress makers stick pins. You know the ones with little plastic balls on one end. Buy in a pack of 100 or so.

Michael N.
11-16-2014, 12:02 AM
Those or Map pins.

11-16-2014, 02:21 AM
Why not seal the rosette rout with shellac, build the whole rosette, then flood the construction with CA glue? No pins necessary.

11-16-2014, 08:06 AM
The fit was a bit tight so it seems easier with the x-acto blades. Only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.

11-16-2014, 08:23 AM
What jcalkin said....

That is how I do it.

If the outer piece of purfling is cut to length so that it just barely fits in the routed cutout, it holds itself tight against the outer edge. Cut long, then carefully trimmed to length.

11-16-2014, 09:39 AM
Weapon's of choice:

Laminate trimmer with downcut spiral bit. Holes in the base to set rosette radius & soundhole radius.
Scraper (to thin purfling as needed).
Two standard screwdrivers.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
11-16-2014, 10:25 AM
I plant the paua ring in the ground and let the tree grow a top around it. Simple but it takes about 70 years