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    Default Latest build completed today: a renaissance guitar

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    Beautiful work again Dusie ...have you ever thought about doing one with those fabulous 3D parchment rosettes that I admire in some of these old instruments.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    Beautiful work again Dusie ...have you ever thought about doing one with those fabulous 3D parchment rosettes that I admire in some of these old instruments.?
    Thanks!
    My rosettes have releif carving to give a 3D effect, or do you mean the multi-layered ones like this?


    I had a go at one of these multi-layered ones once before but wasn't happy with the result (or how much more fragile it was!). I'm sure there's a way though...
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    Yes those are the ones..I don’t think I could make one..But ! You never know till you have a go...I have made loads of things that at the start I didn’t think I could.
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    Excellent!
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    Looks nice!

    That's one wsy to make a back when all you have is thin wood scraps

    I do like that shape.... Almost, but not quite a machete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    Watercolour paper, 300gsm or 600gsm, maybe oiled with linseed oil and cured, may be a useful and relatively lower cost practice medium for this type of rosette.
    Thanks, I'll experiment with that.

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    Looks nice!

    That's one wsy to make a back when all you have is thin wood scraps

    I do like that shape.... Almost, but not quite a machete.
    A lot of the instruments I build are bowlbacks, so I have a lot of strips I've cut from blocks which would otherwise be made into ribs .

    The shape is based on this illustration from 1552:
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    Nowhere near as difficult as they appear to be. Having said that for the very first one that I made it resulted in some 25 different metal punches having to be made. It was a rose pretty much identical to the last one shown earlier. Having made the punches I think it took me 4 or 5 days to make (this was in the early 2000's). Not what I would term commercially viable and it's not the sort of task that I enjoy. I've also done parchment roses with just 2 or 3 layers (essentially flat, not the sunken type) or a combination of wood and parchment. Those are the type I prefer. The multi layered sunken type are rather typically baroque, a bit too ornate for my tastes.
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    Looks fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael N. View Post
    Nowhere near as difficult as they appear to be. Having said that for the very first one that I made it resulted in some 25 different metal punches having to be made. It was a rose pretty much identical to the last one shown earlier. Having made the punches I think it took me 4 or 5 days to make (this was in the early 2000's). Not what I would term commercially viable and it's not the sort of task that I enjoy. I've also done parchment roses with just 2 or 3 layers (essentially flat, not the sunken type) or a combination of wood and parchment. Those are the type I prefer. The multi layered sunken type are rather typically baroque, a bit too ornate for my tastes.
    Impressive roses!

    What's your secret to carving the hardwood to be inserted from behind? I've found my skalpels I use for spruce soundboards struggle with hardwood. Is it cut with a coping saw like oud ones and thicker than it looks?
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