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First Veneer, Check out this Grain!

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Project by deucefour posted 03-17-2010 05:25 AM 1835 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a guitar pedal board that I made for a friend, he plays in the church band and needed a new one. I would call this my first real fine woodworking project. I learned lots of lessons from this but all things considered it turned out ok. The main wood is quilted sapele veneer, (thanks to joe at veneersuppiles.com) the border is jatoba that I had to dye to get a reasonable color, all pieces are finished with satin arm-r-seal, the underside of the board has a foot that raises it off the ground at an angle and also conceals the power strip, I still have to drill the hole for the cord to go through. the splines are maple and the dowels are from the miller dowling system and worked very well. again, its not perfect but seems like it should do the job, I really like veneering and plan to do alot more of it. Critiques Welcome.

Update, the last 3 pics are or the completed board, holes drilled and dressed up with grommets, pedals mounted, seems to work great even though it weighs a ton!

Robert





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bigike

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#1 posted 03-17-2010 05:28 AM

that sapelee is a great wood and has some real nice grain to it too, you might want to invest in a vac. system from joe. GOOD luck! sorry i didn’tsee the other pic with the vac. system! well i need to get one myself.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 03-17-2010 05:30 AM

Super nice Robert. Great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 06:15 AM

the thought of someone stomping on one of those pedals during a guitar rif and scratching that surface is enough to bring a tear to your eye

-- dannymac

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#4 posted 03-17-2010 04:58 PM

Very well done.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-17-2010 06:36 PM

Nice! You could call it a “boogie board!”

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Rj

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#6 posted 03-17-2010 06:37 PM

Oh thats so pretty ! Great Job

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#7 posted 03-17-2010 10:34 PM

veneersuppiles.com is the source of much of my veneers. Great product ans service! Just about a nice as how well your project came out.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet

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#8 posted 03-18-2010 04:27 AM

You are going to let him step on that?!? It’s too pretty!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#9 posted 03-18-2010 04:55 AM

very impressive…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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