My my...veneering!

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Blog series by oscorner updated 08-01-2007 03:48 AM 3 parts 17499 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: The journey begins

07-07-2007 09:35 AM by oscorner | 9 comments »

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’...

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Part 2: The next step in my journey.

07-21-2007 06:39 AM by oscorner | 10 comments »

Well, cutting veneer has been a challenge for me. No matter what I’ve tried, I haven’t found a way to do it and get a nice fit. I’ve tried using the veneering saw, a knife and even sissors. The sissors worked suprisingly well during some test cuts on burl, but not so well on straighter grained samples. I tried using a board for a straight edge and tried cutting with my miter saw by sandwiching a piece between two pieces of plywood. This worked, o.k., but not good enough...

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Part 3: Veneering woes...disappointed :^(

08-01-2007 03:48 AM by oscorner | 12 comments »

Well, I completed my journey and this is my story. I decided to use the maple veneer Karson gave me for the border of the chest board. Here is a picture of it taped up from the back: The next task was to completely tape the seams with the three hole tape as seen here: This was a somewhat tedious job because of all the seams. I felt that the mitered corners came out quite well and I was getting excited about finishing the process of gluing it up. I did a test piece with some ...

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