For the past few months I have been plugging away on my major piece and have a video to share about it soon. There is actually something to see, besides a lot of parts.
In the meantime, I finished a small cabinet started in Germany in 2015. It has a few interesting details, one of which is the panel for the door. The door frame is Claro walnut, the panel Brazilian rosewood on the outside, Claro on the inside.
I had only a small piece of Claro, and the rosewood was quite thin and not very long (guitar parts salvaged from Gibson guitars years ago). So the panel is laminated. The core is QS pine, with about 3/32" thick rosewood and 3/32" thick Claro "skins". They are just thick enough to cut the bevels of the panel (front and back). The panel has proven to be very stable as well.
I explain in this video a little about the panel, and how I joined together two pieces of rosewood to from panel, with a wavy abalone line between the two pieces. This is a useful design idea, that solved my problem with insufficient length, but also to distract your eye from the fact the rosewood is two pieces — although very similar in grain.
Here's the link to the video. More to come.