I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong or if there is a better way to do this.
I’m creating a rosette for a guitar. Hopefully the image loaded of my design on paper.
Rather than a solid ring around the sound hole, I’m using a segmented ring.
The segments are 60 degrees each, meaning there will be three segments and three blank spaces. Also, the segments are offset so as not to land on any of the 90 degree angles.
I started by drawing the soundhole circle as a reference. Then the circle that will bisect the segments.
Here’s where the problem starts.
I’ve tried drawing arcs, which I can size correctly and set to the to 60 degrees. I can’t figure out how to have the arcs concentric to each other AND resize the second one to follow the larger circle (I figured I would connect the ends once the arcs were correct. Then I can’t figure out how to locate them in the appropriate spots on the circle.
The other way I tried was to create everything as circles. Then lay out lines at the correct angles. Then erase the “extra” parts of the circles. I create two lines at the circle origin and get the approximate angle. The problem I keep having is that when I adjust the angle, it changes the line on the x axis rather than the other line, meaning I want a line that is 20 degrees off the x axis, but it moves the line on the x axis towards the other line.
I understand I may be going at this completely wrong either way, so any ideas would help.
I tried uploading a photo of a drawing I did before. Not sure if it worked.
Thanks for the help in advance.