View Full Version : Help with rosette channel

11-25-2009, 08:46 AM
I helped my 18 year old niece build a ukulele, and about the time I bought her a pineapple for graduation and she went off to college, the one she was building went into storage. Last week, I was at her house and grabbed it to complete it. She had done a poor job installing the rosette. I have a rosette channel where some of the tortoise celluloid is glued in and then there are voids that are full of cyano glue. Any thoughts on a way to work out the celluloid as well as the excess glue?

And if Caitlin reads this then you will have realized that you lost your uke. :)


11-25-2009, 10:35 AM
My first thought is re-rout the rosette. Is the top on or still in pieces?
If still in pieces it is easier. I don't think the debonder for ca glue works after it is fully set.

11-25-2009, 10:41 AM
No, the body is fully assembled and the neck and fretboard are installed. I am guessing its going to take a chisel and a lot of time or I've thought about filling it in completely and painting a dark rosette in.

11-25-2009, 10:50 AM
try acetone...Or a hot soldering iron and a small blade to lift it out as you apply the heat.