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My First Veneer Box

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Project by Jerry posted 02-20-2015 10:14 PM 1382 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hemlock with Oak veneer. Box joints under the veneer that came out really well, but I just wanted to see what the veneer would do for the box. It also has a Kaizen foam insert. This is a birthday present for a friend.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/





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#1 posted 02-20-2015 10:33 PM

Very nice Jerry. I can’t tell from the pics did you veneer the inside and edges also?

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#2 posted 02-20-2015 11:06 PM



Very nice Jerry. I can t tell from the pics did you veneer the inside and edges also?

- jumbojack

Thanks amigo, no, I didn’t veneer the inside or the edges. Maybe I should have?

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 02-21-2015 01:04 AM

Nice! I have never done any veneer. Did you do the hot hide glue thing like Shipwright?

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#4 posted 02-21-2015 01:22 AM

Looks good!
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 02-21-2015 03:29 AM



Nice! I have never done any veneer. Did you do the hot hide glue thing like Shipwright?

- gfadvm

I have the great good fortune to live 10 minutes from a place called Woodcrafters here in Portland, OR. If they don’t have it, it’s not worth having. Anyway, they carry any type of veneer you could possibly want with or without a self adhesive backing. I bought the self adhesive backing kind. The adhesive is the most extraordinarily aggressive glue I’ve ever run across, it’s a 3M product ( the glue, that is ) and it makes this process very do-able for people of any skill level. The trick is to plan which way you want the pieces to overlap on edges, cut the pieces a little oversize, and then trim with a razor knife. You cut very lightly the first couple of cuts, then you can get more aggressive once you’ve established the knife line and are in no danger of the grain redirecting the blade. On this box it took me 3, at the most 4 passes to part the extra from the carcass.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 02-21-2015 03:29 AM



Looks good!
Roger

- RogerBean

Thanks Roger!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 02-21-2015 03:59 AM

Thanks Jerry

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#8 posted 02-21-2015 12:56 PM

Nicely done Jerry. I see you acquired some Kaizen foam. Looks like a nice box for a pistol. :) OH, and wanted to ask where you found those corner piece hardware. Thnx in advance

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#9 posted 02-21-2015 12:58 PM

Looks good Jerry!

1. What will go in the Kaizen foam insert, it seems to take up an abnormally large amount of the box depth?
2. Where did yo get the brass edge protectors from? ( same as Roger)
3. What size are the hinges?

Some advice, when you do great project like that a bit more on the construction detail will stop all the questions!

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 02-21-2015 02:41 PM

That box looks very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 02-21-2015 03:21 PM



Nicely done Jerry. I see you acquired some Kaizen foam. Looks like a nice box for a pistol. :) OH, and wanted to ask where you found those corner piece hardware. Thnx in advance

- Roger

Yes, thanks to you and other Lumberjocks for letting me know about Kaizen foam! I got the corner pieces at Ace Hardware of all places.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 02-21-2015 03:23 PM


Looks good Jerry!

1. What will go in the Kaizen foam insert, it seems to take up an abnormally large amount of the box depth?
2. Where did yo get the brass edge protectors from? ( same as Roger)
3. What size are the hinges?

Some advice, when you do great project like that a bit more on the construction detail will stop all the questions!

- robscastle

Thanks Rob, the box is a birthday present for my best friend, who is a highly organized person. I don’t know what he will eventually be putting in there, but I know he’s going to love the idea. Now that you mention it, I will tell him that I have the shorter foam if he needs it, thanks for bringing that up.

Brass protectors came from Ace hardware

The hinges are Soss invisible hinges, they are metric, so 10 MM and you have to buy the 10 MM brad point bit to install them. They are relatively inexpensive, but really fidgitey to install.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 02-21-2015 03:24 PM



That box looks very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks Charles, all compliments are greatly appreciated!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 02-21-2015 06:15 PM

Jerry I love those hinges too. I like your assessment regarding their installation. Lay out and the actual drilling must be precise.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#15 posted 02-21-2015 06:26 PM

Jerry I love those hinges too. I like your assessment regarding their installation. Lay out and the actual drilling must be precise. Since I had to ask about the edges and insides the look is good just idle curiosity. I was given a vacuum pump, bag and a couple hundred square feet of veneer. I previously used a press with clamps with OK results. The vacuum is much easier, faster and the results IMHO much better. I just finished a serving tray with a bookmatched tray portion for a church h raffle. It came out pretty nice. Veneer is a kick to work with surprises around every corner.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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