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  • Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker
    Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker
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    Whether following plans from a kit or building from scratch, the rosette is an opportunity for the luthier to be creative and flaunt their?artistic skills. A?rosette pattern designed with artistic discernment and then executed with the utmost precision is the envy of instrument makers everywhere. So what is a?radial?rosette, you say?

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  • Radial Rosettes: Making a Basic Pattern
    Radial Rosettes: Making a Basic Pattern
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    The jig used in this tutorial can be constructed using the plans provided at this link:?Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker.

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  • Installing the Rosette
    Installing the Rosette
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    Installing the rosette .... Sounds complicated, but it's not really. Measure and mark the center of the soundhole.?Now set the radius and depth for your circle cutting jig, make your?first pass, keep making passes like this until you reach an appropriate depth, glue it and sand it smooth.

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  • No.1 Jointing and Joining the Plates
    No.1 Jointing and Joining the Plates
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    Jointing the center seam of the soundboard is often the very first thing I like to do when I receive parts from a tonewood supplier. There is no better way to get acquainted with your soundboard-to-be than taking thin, wispy shavings off of it with a handplane.

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