Chatoyance in figured walnut

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Blog entry by ocwoodworker posted 10-13-2010 04:23 AM 1003 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to make matching drawer fronts that will require two pieces for a single front face. Does anyone know if it matters if you use a bookmatch cut in cutting veneer of figured walnut or is it reeeealy necessary to use a slip match in order to avoid chatoyance? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 05:09 AM

Actually you can do whatever you want! There is no set in stone rules that you have to follow. If it pleases you, go for it. Forge new paths!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 05:38 AM

Chotoyancy is more apt to be niticable with bookmark match than with slip match, but sanding through all the grits up to and including 320 should make it undetectable.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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