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Veneering a table top chess table

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Blog series by Karson updated 2599 days ago 2 parts 9307 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Making the Veneered surface

2600 days ago by Karson | 8 comments »

The making of a chess board with veneer. Mark made a comment earlier this week about a chess board that was presented as a project, that he’d like to make one for his son. I sent him a private message and suggested that if he wanted to make a chess board, that I’d provide the veneer and some instructions on making it. There have been other posts in the last couple of weeks about veneering and vacuum veneering. Mark replied that he didn’t have the equipment to do the veneering. I told hi...

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Part 2: Putting the Apron on the chess surface

2599 days ago by Karson | 5 comments »

Placing the apron on the veneered chess surface.First you sand the edge of the chess surface to make all edges smooth. Then you select the veneer that you want for the aprons. I selected Bees Wing Eucalyptus from Dons’ and Tony Wards and other’s country Australia. I cut the sheets with enough length to allow for a full overlap on the outside edge. I am taping them to the surface with the back side up. I place the apron veneer all the way around I turn it over and tape all of the s...

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