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Art Deco TV Table #5: Veneering, The Inside Story - Make a Saddle (Pommel)

11-28-2015 04:01 AM by newTim | 5 comments »

I called it a saddle, but it is more like a pommel as in gymnastics’ pommel horse. Whatever. In order to veneer the inside of the curved drawer fronts, and ensure adequate clamping pressure at all points, I had to make a perfectly matching curved form or block to press against. While I had never done this before, I relied on memory of several of David Marks’ Woodworks TV shows and videos where he described the process and key elements. The goal is to make the block undersized enough to allow for a layer of 1/4” thick cork, which I was able to find wider sheets at a hobby store, and cover that with a layer of packing tape so the glue doesn’t stick. And lastly, ...

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