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No-fail method for making custom guitar soundhole rosettes


Issue 333 July 11, 2019



Brock Poling shows Dan Erlewine his method for ensuring that his custom rosewood acoustic guitar rosette inlay fits perfectly in the soundboard channel. Brock makes circular cuts using a Dremel and StewMac’s Soundhole and Rosette Routing Jig on twin workboards to ensure identical cuts and a precision fit.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkA beautiful rosette out of scrap wood!
  • checkmarkJust five router cuts create both the channel and the wooden inlay.
  • checkmarkFinishing touch: black/white/black purfling.
  • checkmarkA unique rosette adds personality to your custom build.

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