wombosi wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:19 am
Also, when building rosette elements directly into the soundboard, how much thickness do you allow for glue?
For example, I had a trench about 3.6mm wide and was struggling to get plain rings into it tightly.
It seemed that I needed to allow roughly .10mm for slightly watered down glue, and even then it was a major wrestle getting it into the trench.
How do you guys go about installing plain rings of veneer into a trench?
We all have digital calipers these days. Your 0.10 mm needs increasing to 0.2 mm or 0.3 mm. Brush glue over the lines once in situ and hammer (as in hammer veneering) the lines.
Alternately wet the veneer, let dry. Very lightly sand with a fine grit - 600G. That way they won't swell as much.
Your rosette will look better without any fancy wheat or herringbone etc. Maybe contrasting lines will do it. It has large design elements, kind of minimalist looking, no need to detract with fussy details. There's a lot 'right' about that rosette IMO.