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Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #2: curly quartersawn white oak veneer made on table saw

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 01-11-2010 01:31 AM 1131 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The scarab tiles Part 2 of Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles series Part 3: progress photos of quartersawn white oak and wenge frame »

not much of a story on making the veneer. I set my fence at .1875 and cut four thick veneers from a 1 inch thick board using a thin kerf blade, raising the blade a 1/2 inch or so at a time until it was at maximum height. After doing the side cuts, I lowered the blade and cut thru the center of the board, raising the blade a little at a time. When all three cuts are done I ripped the veneer off the 6 inch wide board as shown. A better startingnumber, would have been .156 ,but for what I’m doing, the .187 worked ok…. plan is to glue the thick veneer to some less figured quartersawn oak anyway.
below are the photos. Oak is as cut with a little lacquer thinner to highlight the figure a little for the photos.
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Had this piece of wood for years …waiting for the right set of frames.
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FRED sent me an email,saying he saw my scarab tiles on Lumberjocks and asked me to make him some frames like mine for his tiles. His tiles came out of a really neat mission style home in Mission Hills, Kansas.
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#1 posted 01-12-2010 12:27 AM

Good one Dan. As usual well done.

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 04:28 PM

Great Dan: Do you not have a bandsaw to cut your veneers?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 11:14 PM

Hey Karson , my bandsaw needs replaced. It is about wore out. Blade is dull too …

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 12:08 AM

Let me check out my white Oak veneer maybe I can send some your way.

There is an interesting story on this veneer.

My wife used to ride the train between St Louis (our home) and Kansas City (our parents home). She would go during the week and then I’d drive up on the weekend and bring everyone back. One time I told her to drive I wanted to the the train. I was riding and I saw a veneer company. I searched for a town name and I found a bank.

So my dad and I got in the car one day to drive to the veneer factory. I arrived and asked to speak to a salesman. The lady said that he was with a customer and I said I’d wait. She said, “You don’t understand, he will be with the customer all week”

The customer flew in from Europe to buy White Oak veneer and they were going through every sheet so they didn’t ship any veneer that was not useful.

I said that that I was just looking for small quantities and so I bought some of the reject veneer that the customer didn’t want. I paid less than $0.01 per square ft for the veneer I got. That was 35 years ago and I’ve not used any yet.

I’ll check it out for some great graining.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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