Rosettes for the MDF Rose Engine Lathe
Ordering Information

Order Rosettes $ 33

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Works with
MDF Rose Engine 2.0
Original MDF Rose Engine

These rosettes were designed by Jon Magill for the MDF rose engine lathe, and we are happy to make them available. Pictures of these, and the work they produce can be seen on Jon's web site.

Jon's innovations make it easy to get started in ornamental turning, and that especially applies in the use of rosettes. I like that they allow me to focus on the desired objectives, and not spend time trying to figure out the math.

These rosettes include the phasing holes Jon designed into them, and are labeled with the amount of phasing each gives. And are 1/2" thick which easily accommodates using them for pumping. They are machined from stress relieved high density polyethylene (HDPE).

Where we have examples of work made from a given rosette, links are made to those pictures.

The ones you get from us come labeled with the rosette name and phasing holes. If you have some without labels, you can use this page to know how to label your own.

Newer Rosettes
Traditional Rosettes
  • Holtzapffel A Series Rosettes - Sine Wave
    • A-8     (aka, Sin-8)
    • A-9     (aka, Sin-9)
    • A-12     (aka, Sin-12)
    • A-18    (aka, Sin-18)
    • A-24     (aka, Sin-24) (included in the MDF kit)
    • A-48     (aka, Sin-48)
    • A-96     (aka, Sin-96)

  • Holtzapffel D Series Rosettes - Convex lobes (opposite of C Series which have concave lobes)

  • Holtzapffel F Series Rosettes - Heart Shape, or Cupid's Bows

  • Holtzapffel J Series Rosettes - Arcs of eccentric circles with each arch having on it a superimposed arc of sine waves

  • Holtzapffel M Series Rosettes - sets of long lobes 3x in length separated 3 short lobes
For more information about rosettes, consult the Ornamental Turning Book of Knowledge.

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