Most woodworkers buy their rosettes pre-made. But sometimes — like when you want rosettes in a less popular species of wood, you want a non-standard profile, or you want to cut rosettes in furniture skirts, stair posts, or anywhere where the rosette is integrated into a larger design — you’ve got to make your own. That’s when you need a tool like Woodstock’s rosette cutting head and knives.
Woodstock forms its rosette cutting head from solid steel with a 1/2″ shank that mounts in a drill press or lathe. They offer Interchangeable knives in seventeen different rosette profiles in sizes up to three inches in diameter.
The Woodstock rosette cutting head sells without a profile knife for around $35. Knives run about $23 each.