New top rosettes

OK, here’s new style of “stacked” rosette inlay I came up with.

First, two rosette inlay rings are precisely cut to match their intended grooves and the contour of the top.
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Then the first inlay is installed.
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Then the second inlay is cut into the first, ensuring a nice tight fit.
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Then gluing of the second inlay and after it’s been sitting for a while, level sanding and scraping.
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On Frank’s #36, the top will be dyed a darkish red. I wanted to be sure that the rosette glue would not wick into the redwood and make it impossible to get a clean dye job later on. So I wicked some diluted dye into the pores so they have at least some color in them, and used medium thickness glue. Hopefully that will do the trick.
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You can see where the dye wicked up and down around the rosette. I’ll do a wash coat of dye to make sure everything is going to work out, then move on.
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