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Parquet Blocks Veneer - Any Ideas?

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Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 1686 days ago 1061 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Further to my post on Parquet Floor Blocks, I knew I had to test my veneer cutting skills before (possibly) wasting this beauty.

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So last night I cleaned my Wood Slicer bandsaw blade with oven cleaner, and tonight I setup the bandsaw, adjusted for the blade drift as best I could (I have never before been completely successful), and ran a few floor blocks through the saw.

Firstly, I was shocked that my drift settings were spot on (woo-hoo) and the block sliced like a dream.
Secondly, I cut my third block into slices only 1.3 mm thick.


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Now I’m looking for ideas on how to use these 3” x 6” veneer sheets.

Any suggestions?

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1686 days ago

are these really 3”x6” ?!? the photo makes it look bigger- more like 6”x12” in which case it would allow for more applications for those (door panels, drawer fronts, etc), but at 3”x6” it’s quite small to bother with veneering anything in my opinion.

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#2 posted 1686 days ago

Quarter panel bookmatch a box top? That would make them 6×12 could be a jewelry box front door or sides.

JMHO

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 1686 days ago

You’re correct Sharon – I messed up with the size.

They are 3”x9”.

I’ll probably resaw most of the blocks in half for small boxes, and veneer cut any specials I find (like the top picture)

That’s about all I could think of Scrappy. You seem to favour scrap projects – any other ideas?

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#4 posted 1683 days ago

I think the boxes idea is pretty good. Using panels for door fronts on jewelry cabinets, or try your hand at inlay. It could be a knew passion.

When doing other things, it is nice to add a veneer strip as an accent piece. either in segmented turnings or in an angle cut across a box top.

Scan through the projects and I am sure you will get plenty of ideas.

Keep us posted.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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