|Project by shipwright||posted 01-25-2011 01:35 AM||4252 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
I have recently become acquainted with hide glue and am very impressed with it’s unique qualities. It wasn’t long before I realized that I needed a veneering hammer so this afternoon I made this one. It feels nice and heavy and I’m sure it will work just fine. It has a Cherry handle and an Arbutus (Madrone) head with a 1/8” brass insert.
The background for these shots is Lee Valley’s advertised “Pizza Box of Veneer” that I just picked up a few days ago. I was more than impressed with the amount, variety and quality that you get for $60. It’s going to keep me busy for a long time. As you can see from the photos there are some nice pieces. The only drawback is that there are several exotic species that I don’t recognize. That doesn’t mean that I can’t use them of course, it just leaves me a little on the spot if someone says “Oh, that’s pretty wood. What kind is it?” Oh well!
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/