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sawdust chronicles challenge #7: another update

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Blog entry by BigTiny posted 10-25-2010 09:04 AM 9395 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Greetings all.

Well, I’ve been cutting diamond shapes for the Louis cubes and gluing them onto a piece of paper in preparation for gluing to the substrate for the table top. This is very time consuming, as when you put glue on the veneer it starts to curl up and you have to weight it down until the glue sets, so you only get a dozen or so pieces glued at a time and have to wait an hour or so for the setting process. Boring, but it should be worth it in the end.

This will be my very first marquetry/parquetry ptoject, so I’m anxious to see how it comes out. So far it is taking a lot more time than I thought it would. Such is life, eh?

I hope to have some photos to post tomorrow.

Well, back to the glue pot.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!



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degoose

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 11:41 AM

Try attaching the veneer to a sheet of contact paper.. sticky stuff you use to like shelves.. then glue on the top and flip over…
just a suggestion. I think I read it in the professors blog… Thanks Marty..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 03:24 PM

Too late this time, as it’s more than half done on the paper. I’ve also heard library film is good as it isn’t as strong a glue and it’s clear so you can see any mistakes.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 03:35 PM

Yep, library film is the stuff I use. Available at most good stationery stores.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BigTiny

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 03:46 PM

I’ve never used it but would like to try it. What size(s) does it come in and what lind of price are we talking?

Heck, if it’s cheap enough, I may even use it for what it was intended. My private library has several hundred volumes.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 04:06 PM

50 cm x 10 m ( approx 20” x 33’ ) in the UK costs £8.50 ($12.75). Probably cheaper in the US. Usually called Book Covering Film.

Tiny, you can take a look at my blog on using it, here

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 11:31 PM

I haven’t done veneering yet.
But one step at the time is what I hear all the time.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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