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...
Shop Made Wood Inlay Banding – 45 Degrees Diamonds. Watch how to assemble and glue the maple and walnut segments together to form a decorative wood inlay banding. The diamond pattern is of 45 degrees. All the wood segments have been accurately and uniformly cut on the band saw with the aid of a few specialized band saw sleds. In this woodworking video you’ll see the woodworking methods that the woodworker uses to produce a nice, tight pattern for the banding “log̶...
Picture frame of Cosmati wood inlay design. Learn woodworking methods and techniques for picture frame making. Learn how to inlay a wood inlay banding with wonderful designs of sacred geometry based on a cosmatesque pattern. Watch the methods and techniques employed by the woodworker to create the wood inlay banding in the workshop. Band saw sleds are used to create uniform segments for the inlay banding. White glue is used for its slow setting capabilities and the fact that it dries cl...
Watch how the Cosmati design is applied to wood inlay banding in Part 3 of this woodworking series. All the wooden segments have been cut on the band saw using cross cut sleds made in the workshop. The segments have been glued up to form the inlay banding “log’ and the woodworker is now prepared to joint an edge of the log so that thin strips of 3/32” veneer can be sliced on the band saw. A Rockler thin rip jig is placed and secured into the band saw miter gauge a dist...
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