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Blog entry by jbay posted 08-23-2018 12:43 AM 494 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m building a Conference table that has a round cylinder for one of the legs.



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#1 posted 08-23-2018 01:39 AM

Interesting- ... +1

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#2 posted 08-23-2018 01:48 AM

That’s pretty cool. Looks like a whole lot of work. I’m not sure if it’ll help much, but I recall a video of Patrick Edwards veneering a cylinder. Here it is. Maybe there’s a tip or two in there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKloo4IJHwU

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 08-23-2018 04:55 PM

I like it.. made me laugh also

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#4 posted 08-23-2018 06:54 PM


I like it.. made me laugh also

- Snipes


Thanks,
I hope you weren’t laughing at my sanding block.
I bought it down under, so you know it’s bigger than normal.

(“That’s not a knife, this is a knife”)

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#5 posted 08-23-2018 07:38 PM

Wrapped the layer of 1/8” bending poplar around it.

I applied the poplar with contact cement and used a bead of yellow glue on each side of the seam.
I used my little furniture staple gun to hold down the seam.
Feels good now, I just have to bondo up the seam and then it will be ready to put on the veneer.
I’ll be using contact cement for it also.

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#6 posted 08-23-2018 10:57 PM

I got the veneer put on.
Everything looks good,
I clamped a board down the seam, going to leave it overnight just to make sure it stays down.
Tomorrow I’ll veneer the top.

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#7 posted 08-23-2018 11:49 PM

I have veneered but never a cylinder. I like the method of Rich’s post and hide glue. Yet you say “I’ll be using contact cement”. Impressive, I and many others would like to see your method of making this work or at least a close up of the finished seam.
best to you

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#8 posted 08-24-2018 01:25 PM

Totally Sweet Jbay

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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#9 posted 08-24-2018 03:44 PM

Thanks Choke, (good seeing you)

I got the veneer put on. I’m a little disappointed.
It didn’t go as good as I would have hoped. (I think DW jinxed me) lol
Looks like I will have to do some art work, but the seam will go to the wall anyway. ( but that’s not the point),
it should have been better.
I overlapped the veneer, then cut through both layers and peeled out the center strip much as you would do if you were wallpapering.
Where I went wrong was I used a box knife and should have put in a new blade. The wood on wood veneer was more difficult to cut than I anticipated. I should have known better.
Here is a pic of the cylinder and a close up of the seam as DW requested. I’m going to have to putty it up and see if it passes.

I filled it with walnut Famowood putty. It’s going to have a walnut stain so it shouldn’t show too much.

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#10 posted 08-24-2018 05:42 PM

That’s a challenging one. Since it’s a straight line, anything short of a near perfect color match is going to show. I’d pick a color closest to the lighter areas of the veneer and then use Prismacolor pencils or something like them to do a mottled blend with darker colors that are in the same basic hue.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#11 posted 08-25-2018 02:06 AM


Jbay

Thanks for the follow up pics and I hope more of the completed job?
The best was your honesty on not using a fresh blade- even with my 100 pack Stanley quick change…

Ps. I must say that it was not a jinx from me but could it be from Rich and the hide glue vid?

“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.”
Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 190–19

Jbay and Rich-
You guys are adding great advice on veneering. Nice job.
My comments: With only a small of experience with flat veneering- I believe that I would have gone with the Hide glue method (from the att: vid)

Spoiler alert:
Jbay will never use “colored pencils” ;)

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#12 posted 08-25-2018 02:09 PM

DW, Thanks,

RE: Spoiler Alert
I’m not above using a colored pencil if it blends properly and doesn’t show in the finish.

Sometimes the amount of money you are getting paid for something determines how much time you can/should put into something. I’ve reached my time limit, this was as far as my skills got me on this one.

When I get to the staining I will do whatever I can to make it look better, but in all honesty, the seam is barely noticeable unless you are real close.
When it is in use I will place it to the rear and it will never be seen.

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