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Project by Frank Boer posted 09-01-2008 07:08 PM 4397 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an 0.5mm thick veneer compass rose made from maple and wengé.
glue ‘on’ top of a teak veneered board and then I created a smooth equal surface using a generous layer of epoxy.

“Ready for finishing!”

-- Frank Boer, Holland





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#1 posted 09-01-2008 08:25 PM

that’s interesting how you glued it on top of it then epoxied it flat. How difficult is it to make the epoxy smooth and flat? Seems like it would take a lot of epoxy and time too. Looks great, I wouldn’t have even known it wasn’t inlayed in.

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#2 posted 09-01-2008 09:53 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#3 posted 09-01-2008 10:33 PM

Very interesting. Nice job

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#4 posted 09-01-2008 10:57 PM

very interesting indeed!!! how unique – and beautiful

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#5 posted 09-04-2008 10:10 PM

I know marine epoxy tends to be thick, but how did you get it smooth?

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#6 posted 09-05-2008 06:38 PM

@Jon3:

“I know marine epoxy tends to be thick, but how did you get it smooth?”

First of al I added some epoxy thinner to help it ‘flow’.
Then, once the star was completly covert I sanded it back to a dead flat surface using a stationary wide-belt-sanding-machine. http://www.irsauctions.com/misc/steelcase/heesemann.jpg

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 04:59 AM

very nice work….

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#8 posted 02-11-2010 06:00 AM

Super work frank

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