Cape Elisabeth trip in may

It was during the Patriot week-end (Canada), a short break of few days before the end of the lutherie class at Bruand. A visit to Cape Elisabeth still provides such nice relaxation. We got many different moods visiting 2 sites. At the «Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse», we had a view on the Portland’s Waterfront having a light sea haze floating all over (last pic).

The rings (p.13)

The final steps for my rosette ; inlay the wood strips into the inner and outer grooves.
I’m doing one side at a time since no real time saving, and giving me time to do the task and to verify. For this design, each side is having 3 sets of homemade purfling, and using the middle one to fine tune the overall fitting. If I’m using hide glue for most of the works, like inserting the previous center motif and the purfling built, I rather like the use of poly glue for these last inlay works, and plenty of open time as well.

Salted & peppered (p.12)

Soundboard in progress. It is a German spruce table that was selected for this guitar, and having over 8 years old.
Once the first leveling of surfaces done, which includes an additional margin of about 30% usefull for the work of the rosette, it is the tricky work of doing the rose which require a high level of attention and care.
The required procedure for that model is divided mainly into 4 steps: realization of the central pattern, routing of adjacent grooves, followed by the inlaying of the wood strips in each groove. Curentlly only the last 2 steps remain.

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