New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

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New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Post by Robbie O'Brien » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:02 am

Here is the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video. - In this video I show how to use the LMI rotary plunge tool assembly to install a rosette.
This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website, http://www.obrienguitars.com/videos , LMI's website or on youtube.

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Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Post by Joseph Jones » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 pm

Thanks Robbie,

I’ve just put the rosette in my first build the other day. I used a medium size router and a 3mm spiral bit. It worked, but no where near as quick and easy a in the video!

Do you recommend using a circle cutter in a drill press? Just wondering your thoughts on that method.

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Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Post by Robbie O'Brien » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 am

Glad you found the video useful. Some folks do use the drill press cutter but things can go wrong real fast. I have had tearout using that method in the past. The tool spinning around can also be intimidating.
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Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Post by simso » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:09 am

What are your thoughts if I may Robbie, on installed Rosette areas Buckling under string tension, is that in your view more to do with the sides buckling or lack of strength under the rosettes from the inlay process or something entirely different

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Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Post by Robbie O'Brien » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:21 am

Definitely a lack of structural integrity and I would say it is in the top. I have made a guitar out of cardboard back and sides and the top has not buckled.
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Re: New Luthier Tips du Jour video - Rosette installation

Post by simso » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:04 pm

Nice vid. Sounded pretty good for a cardboard sides and back.

I actually have a tricky one in at the momment for repair, ovation 12 string with cutaway, the top is folding under tension at the rosette area adjacent to the cutaway, seeing your post made me rethink and question the why.

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