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Thursday, January 3, 2013

New rosette / soundhole cutter

One of my mates from online, Allen of Baron River guitars, told me about this tool. His friend Micheal Connor made it and had a few for sale. With some help from Allen I secured one, and it arrived yesterday.

It's solid brass. That's right, solid. Brass. It's heavy, or as they say in tool porn; hefty.

In the pics I use it to cut a 150 mm diameter hole in a walnut top for a resonator uke, and I'm gonna use it for the small soundports as well.

And to boot, Micheal made me a special cutter steel for a narrow rosette channel, so I haven't any excuses left for not making my first rosette!

Fanx Micheal, and of course Allen.
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