Well it has been some time that I worked on this table but there are things that have priority when you work for a living .I have installed the outside veneer on both halves of the base and started today with the inside veneer . The iron seemed the biggest obstacle and as I mentioned previously using a heat gun as a alternative got nixed because of the expense involved .I designed a round sheet metal base for the iron using some thin sheet metal with steel wool inside to give it a flex...
This is a routing technique that can be used with great accuracy when inlaying wood veneer. A compact router is used along with a shop-made router template. The video was taken during a time of router inlay practice within the woodworking shop. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to relax, experiment in the shop to develop methods of work for an upcoming woodworking project. Your comments are welcomed. Routing Wood the Easy Way ...The Apprentice and The Journeyman ...Learn more,...
Once the “banding log” is completed it’s a great feeling to slice veneers of wood inlay banding on the band saw. This banding log will produce quite a few veneers that will be inlaid into a number of upcoming woodworking projects. Answers to common questions….The wood inlay banding is sliced to 3/32”. A 1/2” WoodSlicer resaw band saw blade is used when ripping the veneer. The blue jig is a Rockler thin rip jig. (It has a roller bearing.) The wood i...
Router Inlay Practice Question: How would you inlay a 2 inch wide compass rose veneer? It has a thickness of 3/32”. The techniques demonstrated by the woodworker in this woodworking video are basically just for practice. He is simply testing to develop a strategy for when it becomes time to actually inlay the compass rose veneer. Practicing woodworking in the shop is a great idea. It’s a good way to develop confidence in one’s skills and to develop new techniques. Plus, we all...
Well it has been a anxious and emotional week for me and not much got done on the table but such is life.This week I played around of and on with some yellow glue and some 1/8” walnut veneer ,I rolled on glue on both surfaces (three different types seen in the pic ) and let the samples dry until clear and layed it on the plywood , put a hot iron on the veneer and heated the glue until it bonded and followed with a piece of wood to rub it flat .The result was a nice strong bond and tryin...
Mdf plates to protect the faces of the press, they should also make getting stuff into the press easier. Plugged cleaned up (a bit) and oiled. All finished and ready for use.
Time for the joinery Tennons done on the table saw Mortices done with a drill and a chisel (yes i am working in the kitchen. It’s winter here and my workshop has no heating) Parts ready for assembly, Top and bottom all ready part assembled. Test run. All glued up. In this case epoxy, strength is needed. Holes have been drilled to take screws so no need for clamps. These’ll be pluged when it dried.The up and down bit is too tight and will ne...
This is a bandsaw resaw method that I much prefer over the traditional method of resawing. In the following article I share the advantages of this resawing method. How to Cut Great Veneer The Apprentice and The Journeyman ...Learn more, experience more!
This is a blog of a build of a coffee table that I have been mulling over for about a year and finally started building it as my wife likes the idea so far, I build a some what crude model to give her a better picture then I could draw.!OK this is the basic concept but the final design will be done in the shop and be different then what you see .To start I build a form for the two base arches and I did not take pics of the build but it is simply five identical curved 1/2” plywood ribs o...
As i’ve lost all access to the veneer press at college and not being able to afford a vacuum press i’ve been looking at book-binders (or nipping) presses. ...which are still several hundred pounds. Plan B:- make one. I have no real plan for this, just a general idea. Here we go. The top, bottom and press are made out of any sheet material i could find.Cut it up, stick it back together to make thicker boards and trim to size (400mm x 300mm) At this point i act...
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