Simple Veneered box #4: Completed!

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Blog entry by lumberjoe posted 04-26-2013 02:17 AM 1867 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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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.


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#1 posted 04-26-2013 12:56 PM

Very nice result on your box. I have to agree that with you. Veneering opens a huge range of wood types and colors which most couldn’t otherwise afford or be are able to get hold of in solid woods.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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