LumberJocks

Flatten Veneer with Hot Aluminum Plates! #1: I really want to know what you think about this!

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by CharlieK posted 06-01-2015 02:48 AM 1503 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Flatten Veneer with Hot Aluminum Plates! series no next part

I just completed a video that shows How to Flatten Veneer using hot aluminum plates. This really is an amazing technique! I am very impressed by how well it works.

My friend Tom Schrunk showed me this technique and he was nice enough to participate in the video with me.

I did upload a very short video from the Handworks event, but that was just kind of a quickie. I really put a LOT of effort into this one! I tried some new things in this video and it would really help me to know what my fellow LJ’s think of them so please let me know what you think.

The things I am most interested to know about are:

Do you like the girl in the introduction? Is there something I should do to improve the introduction?
Should I strive for a more calm demeanor, or what are your thoughts?
Do you like the music? Is there too much of it?
Any other feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Charlie´╗┐

How to Flatten Veneer with Hot Aluminum Plates>
View on YouTube

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans http://www.Jack-Bench.com



6 comments so far

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7696 posts in 2302 days


#1 posted 06-01-2015 03:31 AM

Charlie,

These are difficult to do. Lots of thought required. A little overkill on the subscribe thing. LOL! I would suggest You check out Woodworking for Meir Mortals as he did a great tutorial on lighting relating to video presentation.

The great thing about You Tube videos is you can do fast motion. Good here. The people should stay in the center of the video or split screen? Use zoom in a step motion vs. Zooming in and out.

Music is a hard choice but it should represent you. A theme like Stumpy Nubbs use to have?

I liked the notation.

The woman distracts from the content ( is she related ? ) and I suggest taking deep calming breaths. There are a lot of “ahs” when you pause. Had an attorney teaching history in high school. Every time we said “ah”, when we paused for a thought he told us “sit down!” I remember it well

Sound was a little light in spots although it came through ok.

I was paying attention to the video while listening to the content. Hard to do, but iI was able to do that because it was an interesting presentation.

Hope this is helpful.

Good luck

( I had plans to do some video, but I didn’t like what I saw. LOL!)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

7163 posts in 2258 days


#2 posted 06-01-2015 04:57 AM

I think you are doing fine. To me what counts is the content.
As for the content, it is a great centuries-old technique and I can vouch that it works as well as your video shows. I have been using it for a few years now with both thin commercial and thick sawn veneers.
I heat my cauls right in my press with cheap propane BBQ’s in about five minutes and use a surface sensing thermometer to check temp.
If you are interested, this is my press. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49934

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View CharlieK's profile

CharlieK

467 posts in 3253 days


#3 posted 06-01-2015 11:33 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Tom,
No, the girl is not related. To be honest my reasoning for using her in the intro is because I think she has a nice smile. I thought people would like that, but I can’t be sure and that is why I asked!

When I checked the transcription for the closed captioning it was painfully obvious that I have a whole lot of um’s and ah’s. I should try your suggestion for taking a deep breath!

Paul that is a great looking veneer press and your marquetry work is nothing short of breathtaking!

Charlie

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans http://www.Jack-Bench.com

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7696 posts in 2302 days


#4 posted 06-02-2015 01:47 AM

Charlie,

Each one will be better than the last!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

3390 posts in 1664 days


#5 posted 06-02-2015 07:18 AM

Charlie´╗┐,

here are my comments for what they are worth

The things I am most interested to know about are:

Do you like the girl in the introduction?
If its not your wife no opinion there.

Is there something I should do to improve the introduction?

Yes there is:
Do not demonstrate woodworking in the home Kitchen, I think I understand why you did it, the location of the oven.
However Kitchens are holy places in relation to the wifes “workshop”
What you did constitutes a “Death Wish” if you are married, as you
1. Put “Junk” in her oven.
2. Ran it for 1 hr at 450 degs
3. Dragged metal plates across the unprotected benches
4. Assembled everything on the kitchen bench, and then left it to cool, (all without getting busted I might add!)

No doubt you are single and can do that sort of stuff, but on a professional presentation and if you intend to continue flattening veneer I would recommend you go buy a bench oven or similar and set it up in your workshop.

Should I strive for a more calm demeanor, or what are your thoughts?
No its an exciting activity so show the same emotion.

Do you like the music? Is there too much of it?
Did not pay attention to it was more interested in the technique and process.

Any other feedback would be greatly appreciated!
If by chance you are married make sure the wife never gets to find out what you did, otherwise fes up quick smart so you can continue wood work after your short hospital stay!

I agree you have put a lot of effort into the production and it is very interesting, I award you full marks for that.

I will keenly await Pt2, (and not in the kitchen please!) (Or if it is so be it)

-- Regards Robert

View CharlieK's profile

CharlieK

467 posts in 3253 days


#6 posted 06-02-2015 11:26 PM

HI Robert,

Wow, I really appreciate the feedback. The girl in the into is just a friend of mine. I asked her to participate because I think she has a nice smile. Also, I promise to only use the kitchen for woodworking when I need to.

Thanks,
Charlie

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans http://www.Jack-Bench.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com