Last time I was done with the marquetry and I had done the mastic on them.
I glued them down with Hide Glue and cleaned with called water the paper that hold the pieces from the front with Hot Hide Glue.
When all the paper is gone with just cold water, I use one of those green scrubs to clean of the rest of the glue.
As there is never a project without at least one f**k up, one of my marquetry panel did slide during veneering. Fortunately, the use of Hide Glue gives me reversibility. I applied a piece of curtain fabric with contact cement on both side and with moisture and heat unglued the panel.
I re-glued it and afterwards you just peel of the fabric and clean the contact cement residue with acetone and back to normal. Nobody needs to now!!!
Next step finish all the little details in all the inside parts. Rabbets on the bottom
Hinges on the bottom for the mechanism for the release of the tray, I will detail this later. When it is done of course.
Hinges for the lid
Blood-wood and that bloody kiln dried beech are so hard on the chisel, it seems I spend half my time sharpening…. Especially when installing the lock
Ready to install the polishing area. I need to finish the french polish of the inside before next class of American School of French Marquetry…
I will also work on the polish of the apron on a pair of federal table Patrick is making
Overall not a very exciting post, I know, but thought I will share the progress anyway.
Next episode, French Polish of the inside of the box and gluing of the box.
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-- Patrice lejeune