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Blog entry by kiefer posted 01-23-2013 04:56 AM 1383 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is the trimmed base on it’s on to the veneer part of the base .
I have a bunch of walnut flooring that i will cot into 1/16” veneer and than glue in a fish bone pattern to the base , wish me luck .
Any advise on this is appreciated .
Now here are a few pis of the trimming process .
The ends of the base are a simple cut with the circ. saw and a board for a guide and the saw set at 45 DEG.
The sides are done with a router and top bearing flush trim bit in three cuts so as to not overload the router.

I attached two bevel strips to the router base to keep the router in a constant relation to the pattern .

The base rough cut with the jig saw and the pattern attached with screws .

Here is the top and bottom base pieces finished trimmed and after sanding and filling ready for veneer and the drawers and feet .
Not sure about the feet but I am sure I will get some comments on that .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 05:12 AM

It’s looking very cool already.

it looks like it is ready to hold a top.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 06:24 AM

Have you ever done any hammer veneering?
This would be the perfect place for it although 1/16” may be a little thick.
Looking very impressive so far.

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 09:14 AM

This is all coming together very nicely Kiefer. I’m really looking forward to the veneering process. This project is interesting all the way through.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 11:25 AM

I agree with the folks up above.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 12:20 PM

Very nicely done. Have you thought of setting the base “on end” instead of the way it sets now? Just a thought as that’s all I am doing today because I am darn near FROZEN !!!! LOL

Great work so far and I always pick up good tips and ideas on new ways to do things as I follow yor blogs. Thanks

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 01:09 PM

cool looking

-- Joel

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 01:39 PM

Your project is looking good! I gave some thought to your mention of the feet. I came up short! Every idea I cold think of … I had to scrap! Until I thought maybe you don’t need feet! Maybe just a simple cut might work.
Just a thought I’m sure you will find a solution. This is great watching your work come alive!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 03:25 PM

I guess I was to slow about the feet, I was going to suggest what woodshaver mentioned . This is very well organized craftsmanship and sure the finished product will get alot of yeas and ahs.(SPL)

-- Grandpaj

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