|The top is constructed of Sitka Spruce.
The top plates are joined and then thinned to 0.125" on the drum sander.
|Tracing the outline of the top from the mold.|
|Dominic cutting out the rough shape of the top.|
|Preparing to glue in the walnut portion of the rosette after routing the channel with a Dremel tool and a circle cutting attachment.|
|The first part of the rosette in place, a walnut ring.|
|The second part of the rosette in place, black and white purfling (BWBWB).|
|Dominic is sorting out the placement of the pieces of abalone for the third ring of the rosette.|
|Gluing in the abalone ring of the rosette using epoxy. I'm spreading the epoxy while Dominic inserts the abalone.|
|The completed ring of abalone.|
|The completed rosette with one additional black and white (BWB) purfling ring.|
All of the routing for the rosette channels was done using a Dremel tool with the circle cutting attachment.