Biedermeier/30's Dining Room Table #2: - more veneering and sanding

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 05-23-2014 05:53 PM 968 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: - Shaping and veneering Part 2 of Biedermeier/30's Dining Room Table series Part 3: - Almost done »

So Patrick did veneer the column.
He first put the veneer on an kraft paper to hold the fiber ni place, we were not sure this thick veneer will like the bending. The article can be found there

What you see here is were the seem was made, on the overlap, using a veneer saw then using the reversibility of the glue with an iron to finish the glueing.

It cleans easily enough with water

I have been careful enough to mark where the ring inset was to find it easily and cut it with a japanese saw

I have also introduce a router to the workshop to do the rabid on those curve, I did not feel like making them by hand on this modern table. But if it had been a period reproduction I will have done it by hand.

Right now I put this project aside

because I have to prep and re-skin that huge table with parchment, I will make a post of it. But I will finish it soon.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 05-23-2014 10:12 PM

Those legs came out really nice Patrice. Good idea to reinforce the veneer with paper before gluing it to the legs. I’m looking forward to seeing how you do the table top.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 12:08 AM

Coming along very well Patrice. Is that 1.5mm sawn veneer?
Must have been a somewhat tense moment.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 03:19 AM

OMG Is that a power tool I see? You take my breath away with your’s and Patrick’s work.

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 11:14 AM

I spy a kitty in the last picture. Baited by the smell of OBG maybe?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 05:12 PM

You can see the top on the last picture getting there mahogany solid edges.
No the veneer is an old stock sliced veneer but in the 1-1.5mm thickness. It is soft enough to not sweat to much at the “bending” time.
Yes, it is a power tool, for sanding the bondo the client has slapped on. some kind a preparation I can tell you that… Hopefully I will not mess up that parchment job (there is always tension when parchment is involved) or I will have to fly the country…
No, the cat does not care for Old Brown Glue, the dog is nut about it but not the cat. She is probably waiting for Patrick to come upstair, or just enjoying a new surface to lay on.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 05:16 PM

The latest seems to be the right one, I just checked and she is on it. It will be her new spot for the week.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 08:42 PM

Hehehe, cats :) I still can’t figure out the “ring insets” of the columns, guess I’ll have to wait until the next part of the blog.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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