I spent a couple of different days in the shop and as of now I have the rosette done, the side braces on, and the top braces cut. Instead of writing everything I did, I took pictures that I will show instead.
Here is the Ziricote rosette ring after sanding flat and before routing the channels for the perfling strips.
If you look, you can see that I routed with the bit splitting the redwood and ziricote. This gives a nice clean edge on the ziricote. The wood was very hard to cut originally and get a clean edge. This method works well to get a nice clean edge. I used this method on the last 3 guitars and I really like it.
The perfling strips glued in and ready to be weighted down. The joints are on the left side of the picture which will be hidden under the fingerboard extension.