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    Default World of Woodcraft - Rosette

    Here is a quick shot of what I have in mind for the rosette. The pieces are still pretty rough here, so don't look all too closely. I've used an assortment of selected woods, but of course everything is up for debate and if you guys send me some pieces of the wood you'll be using (or other pieces you would like to see included) I'll be glad to work them in.

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    EDIT: Oh, and I wanted to ask what glue you would recommend for putting the pieces together. I'm a little concerned that CA would show on the edges of the lighter woods. What do you think?
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    That's awesome. Yep, white glue would be my choice, I use titebond white for binding and rosettes right now but I'm gonna try the LMI stuff soon. I've noticed the CA does creep into adjoining woods n stuff... I use CA for pearl n stuff but not woods.

    I like the titebond white, but it's a bit thick and once you spread it you've got to be ready to work quick, especially for binding. But I kinda get the feeling once it's dry, the bond is there to stay ya know? Probably similar with the LMI, just maybe the LMI stuff is not as thick or quick?
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    Thanks Vic.

    Brad, how thin would you like the top when it arrives? I've got it down to about 3 mm but I can go down to 2.5 if you prefer.

    Geesh, my arms are tired now - I've taken it from 5mm to 3mm in one session of planing and scraping.

    I'll add a pic later.

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    Erich, why don't you leave at 3pm to ship. I can quickly take it down to final thickness with my sander. The rosette looks really good.
    Brad

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    OK, thanks Brad. 3mm it is then.

    What thickness for the rosette? The pieces are all about 2 - 2.5 mm, and I was thinking of using a thin layer of spruce (about 0.5 mm) as a carrier, but I can thin it (from both sides) when it's finished. What would be a good final thickness.

    And what about the braces? I can preshape everything and leave an extra millimeter on the bottom for radiusing, or is it better to radius first, then glue them to the top and then shape them?

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    Go ahead and leave the rosette thick Erich. I might decide to have it slightly raised. Go ahead and preshape the braces and I'll radius them on my radius dish.
    Brad

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    Here's something different, got busy yesterday and built the back for the uke. Started with a piece of solid H. mahogany and took it down to 1.3 mm thick. Then cut and glued the pieces of veneer on it, total thickness is now 1.9 mm.

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    That is a sharp looking back right there! Love the star on it- it has character.
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    so it is a pneapple, NICE
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    Cool, Brad. I think your selection of woods matches really well with what I cut out for the rosette. And the earth star adds a whole new theme. If we get a peghead veneer that continues along these lines we're going to have a really tight instrument. Again!

    I've now cut and shaped the braces and am ready to cut out the top. With the rosette I was going to wait for contributions so I can balance the colors before I start gluing the pieces together...... I'm anxious to get started with it, but I don't want to jump the gun.

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