Cutting the inlay channel
- Block planed the inlays round sound hole till flush with top
- With 10mm router bit, but rosette inlay circle to 1.5mm deep. Start nearer neck end in case mistakes are made because these can be covered up by the neck.
- Start from the centre of rosette then adjust outwards slowly in micro-steps until the router just starts to cut into the other inlays
Cutting the inlay for the rosette
- Cut the inlay to the outside diameter of the channel (can always cut a slot to make it smaller if it doesn’t fit
- Then cut the inner side of the inlay based on the width of the channel (not the diameter of the inner edge).
- Had to sand the inner and outer edges of the inlay because it was too wide for the channel
- Once the width was OK, had to cut a slot in the top to allow it to spring out to fit the size of the channel
- Smear glue inside the inlay trench, pressing in the inlay and then hold down with clamps and a block of wood to bench