TO CELEBRATE the successful installation of the Rosette on the new Bass. This is alway a dicey process trying to cut the groove into the spruce top not too deep, not to shallow. Not too wide=not too narrow and just exactly the right width to accept the central ring and two layers of purfling. I got lucky today and it all worked.
Here is the little router called a laminate cutter equipped with the circle cutting device and armed with a downcut router bit.
That pin in the center of the circle protrudes into the router device and guides it in its circular cutting pattern. This is the first cut, hopefully at the outside edge of the Blackwood rosette ring that I want to install
I want to surround this blackwood ring both inside and out with a black/white/black purfling. The challenge is to cut the groove just wide enough to accept the purfling, both inside and out.
I had to cut the outside circle twice but I think I am pretty close now. I have cut tiny pieces of the purfling to gauge the distance.
The outside Black/white/black purling is looking pretty good, but I cut it a tiny bit short. I will use this piece for the shorter inner purfling and cut a better outer ring.
Hey !, this is going to work. Now I just need to cut that inner purling properly/
Ah !, sweet success. This is about as good as I could have hoped for. I am just going to leave these pieces, unglued, in their proper locations and go up and mix myself a martini. I will glue it in later.