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My my...veneering! #1: The journey begins

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Blog entry by oscorner posted 07-07-2007 09:35 AM 3833 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Due to the kindness of a fellow LumberJock (Karson), I am about to dive into an area of woodworking that I had no intention of diving into…VENEERING! With Karson’s guidance I purchased these:

A veneer saw, three hole tape and a wooden roller. With his help and others I plan to build a chess board for my son. Well, to veneer one needs veneer, right? Karson, being the super kind and pushy guy that he is said that he would supply me with some veneer, so that I wouldn’t be able to come up with anymore excuses not to try veneering. When the package arrived, I was overwelmed to say the least. My son and wife almost had to pick me up off of the floor. Well enough of the suspense…check this out.

Isn’t that some beautiful stuff? Now, I’m more nervous than ever to cut this great looking veneer. Well, I have a few projects to get out of the way, but will continue this journey as soon as possible.

-- Jesus is Lord!



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Don

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#1 posted 07-07-2007 10:15 AM

Good luck on your journey, Mark. I know what you mean by “Now, I’m more nervous than ever…”. I just hate messing up beautiful wood. When you are at the beginning of a journey, you have no idea what the road ahead is, how hard it will be to travel and whether you will arrive at the desired location. So no wonder you are nervous, It’s only natural.

Travel easy!

Karson, you are a good man!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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oscorner

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#2 posted 07-07-2007 11:43 AM

I will be stepping lightly and carefully, for sure. Thanks, Don for understanding.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 07-07-2007 12:08 PM

how exciting—a new learning curve

that Karson—what a man!!!

re: nervous; I originally chose willow because it was just wood for bonfires and I wouldn’t care if I ruined it… and then I saw it… and cutting each piece became “panic mode”. I didn’t want to waste a single inch. And that’s just “plain willow” off the woodpile. I can only imagine your trepidation re: this beautiful selection of veneer that you received.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sawdust2

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#4 posted 07-07-2007 02:10 PM

I tout Paul Scurch all the time.
He has the most reasonably priced veneer for small projects.

www.schurchwoodwork.com

He has them in 100 foot collections of 20-25 different species. Just plain veneering or marquetry.

DOGS I found a supplier in LIttleton CO that has a great selection. I don’t remember the URL I just remember that its 3 miles from where my brother lives. www.certainlywood has a great selection. I’d spoken with the folks there while I was at IWF. They have a great quantity discount.

While the kits available thru Rockler and Highland Woodworking are convenient they are extremely pricey per sq ft.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Karson

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#5 posted 07-07-2007 04:11 PM

Don’t wory about screwing it up. If you mess it all up you are not out any money. LOL

There is some veneer there for practising on and could make a few box tops like “Don, I just love small boxes” makes.

You can do some seaming, some book mtching. When I first tried veneering, I had no one around and not even any books. Just glued up a box and then handfitted veneer around on the edges.

Kind of like John Nixon did here

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 07-07-2007 07:13 PM

Nice looking variety. Get to it Os….no excuses now!

Someday I’ll try my hand but it won’t be for a long time. Maybe a snowy winter project when I can’t work outside.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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oscorner

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#7 posted 07-08-2007 01:16 AM

Thanks for the video link, Karson. I’m accumulating quite a collection in my favorites. If I can get my dovetail jig setup right, I’ll make one of those small boxes that everyone loves and try my hand at veneering it. ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Sawdust2

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#8 posted 07-08-2007 03:19 AM

One other thing – that type of veneer saw will not work for left handed folks.
Us lefties need the French type of veneer saw.

I’ve had good luck with this type of veneeer saw.

http://www.mikestools.com/847-4000-Traditional-French-Veneer-Saw.aspx

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 07-08-2007 10:40 PM

that’s good to know!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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