New Rosettes and Planing Pau Ferro for Sides

Here are some photos through some of the steps of making new rosettes. These are all my own  various takes on the Torres FE19 and FE09.

A quick time-lapse video of me planing Pau Ferro sides, also known as Bolivian rosewood or Brazilian ironwood. It is has a good density and hardness that is similar to Indian rosewood. The grain structure is more interlocked like mahogany though which makes a bit trickier to plane. One needs a sharp blade and some care to minimize tear-out. The up-side is that the pores are virtually non-existent.