Here is the final product
All in all I learned a lot and most importantly had tons of fun. I felt my skill level just about doubled with each piece I laid down. There are A LOT of things I would have done differently – including buying a veneer saw a lot earlier on. I picked up on a good tip shipwright posted in the comments on my first blog. There is a link to an awesome video by Patrick Edwards.
My next veneer project will be a lot more ambitious. I can’t wait to get started!
Also I would really urge people to give hammer veneering a go. You don’t need to work with highly toxic urea formaldehyde glues or get expensive vacuum bag set-ups to get good results. If you are on a budget, veneers are a great way to add exotics to your projects. All in all, this box cost me about $11.00 – including the brass hinges.
You may also find that you will reach for hot hide glue in a lot of your other projects. I really have no need for PVA glues anymore and have used HHG in a few other projects since.