The Circle Cutter

The semi-finished product

Can’t Duck This Any Longer

If I want to work on the guitar soundboard, plane it down to thickness, brace and voice it, I have to first install the rosette. This circular inlay around the sound hole can be spare and simple or incredibly ornate, but given that the spruce plate for the top starts around 1/8" thick and will finish around 1/10", prudence demands that the circular recess into which the rosette will be…

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John Griswold

John Griswold

Master carpenter, watercolor artist and beat up old jock…owned by Black Lab Bo who considers two tennis balls a minimum mouthful