View Full Version : Advice on making oval rosette channel

05-31-2017, 07:11 PM
Howzit it everyone. Was learning to make a oval soundhole this week. Was able to make one using a oval template and just route out the material.

Now how does.one add a rossette to an oval soundhole?

All i can find is the stewmac purfling guide. But it seems i need a steady hand to make a decent channel.

Michael Smith
06-01-2017, 06:53 AM
This is for rosette and rosette channel.

Might not be applicable to your set up but in general if you use a purfling of fiber such as black white black that is the same width as your router bit (I use a .030 router bit) you can use the same template to cut out the rosette. The purfling is used on the inner and outer rosette.

06-01-2017, 07:06 AM
You'd make the rosette channel the same way you made the sound hole. Just use a bigger oval template and set the router bit to make a shallow cut

Alain Lambert
06-01-2017, 11:08 AM
I made one with an oval template, Using 1 in guide for the hole and 7/16 guide for the rosette 1/8 in bit.
Clamp the template to the top and do both one after the other.
This was on a mando, but same principle.