Last time I showed you the center part of the top all taped up. This time I will go through the sequence I used to do the entire thing.
First I start with one edge. I use the blue tape to hold everything in place. I also use it to position the veneers tightly together before I apply the veneer tape.
I place the blue tape firmly on one piece of the veneer and then stretch it and stick it to the other piece. This will pull them tightly together. Afterwords I will remove the blue tape and put veneer tape in its place.
Then I attached the right side and one of the two top sections. I have to use two because the veneer wasn’t wide enough since I wanted all the grain in the field to run in one direction.
You can see here I have an over sized piece to fill the spot. This are the only two pieces that I will have to cut in place.
I position it under the parts already there the use them as my guide. I tape the piece in place along the straight edges so it won’t move.
After they are all in I tape down my scale again for this long trim cut. I don’t want the scale to move.
Then I follow with the maple strip the same way. For the angled cuts I start with one piece already taped in place making sure that it is long. Then put the next piece in place under it and cut across the two edges there they meet.
See the picture below. This will work on any angle you want.
I lightly cut the first pass then remove the piece under it and finish the cut. I will then do the same thing to mark the other piece and cut it.
Then I just do the same thing with the dark material to finish it out.
Here is it all taped up:
Here it is flipped over showing the side that will get glued down.
And then later in the day, the other end all done and setup to show what the finished top will look like.
Next I will break out the veneer press!
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX