Well, I started the challenge to build this point to point. I followed Martyn and David (Patron) how to do it. However a slight change. I cannot cut three or more pieces stack together because the veneer I used was rolled plus it is so thin.
The veneer I have were leftover from banding of our office doors…. meaning recycled also… The widest I can find is only 40 mm and comes into roll of about 2 meters. Therefore the only way is to cut it piece by piece. One more challenging factor… the banding is normally cut along the grain and almost straight grain. They split easily however I consider this good because I will point those grains on the center of the designed point to point.
Cutting the veneer is just by a knife… I printed the pattern then stick it on the back of a 1/8 glass. I can see the pattern on the other side. In this way, I can cut directly to the glass. I use a double tape hold the veneer and use a steel rule as a guide.
The hardest part is to take the pieces out from the double tape.. It is so strong tape. I tried those spray paste but does not work with the glass. At anyrate, I finished the lid or TOP and glue it to the baseboard.
Finished today… also 1 side and glued to the baseboard. I need to do 3 more sides an the bottom..
Here are some of other photos.
After spraying lacquer… just to protect from dust…
I made also a handle (from Kamagong… Philippine ebony) for the Narra box 3×6x12.. undergoing finishing today. I use dremel, spokeshave and hand sanding. It look nice to me and very sleek. I manage to get is so thin and looks like a metal drawer handle.
The Lid with handle…
Till next time….