Next, the main ring is sanded flat:
Now there are two rings (called purflings) that go around the inside and outside of the main one. These are white and black laminated veneers:
As you can see, itís straight. So, I have to bend it. I used my bending iron, which is heated with a propane torch:
I didnít get pictures of routing out the channels, or bending, but hereís the purflings in their channels:
Now the purflings are flooded with Crazy glue:
After the glue is hard, the extra is carefully trimmed off with a chisel:
Then itís all sanded flat:
Now itís ready for bracing. The figure of this will really pop when finish is applied.