|Project by ryno||posted 07-07-2008 07:14 AM||1414 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This was my first attempt at a chessboard and first attempt at veneer. This was a project for my father-in-law. This is walnut and maple veneer with solid walnut edges. I chose to use a good grade of pine for the substrate. I know people usually use MDF but I didn’t know if it would do good in edge gluing. My veneer was 6” wide by 36” long. I used contact cement and just sandwiched the veneer on my pine and used clamps and heavy objects for pressure. I then cut strips 1 1/2 ” wide by 14” long. I then alternated the strips of contrasting wood and glued them using biscuits. After that dried I turned it sideways, squared up one end on the table saw and and then crosscut them 1 1/2 inches again. Then you just take every other piece and turn it end-for-end and theres your chess board. I was really happy how he trim turned out. I combined 3 different effects on the trim. I used 2 different arches and then a 45 degree champfer. The finish is 4 or 5 coats of spray shellac, and then 2 coats of paste wax. It turned out alot smoother than I had anticipated. These pictures will have to do for now. I’ll have to get some better ones on a later date. Thanks for the looks. any comments are more than welcome.
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