'On'-lay compass rose

  • Advertise with us
Project by Frank Boer posted 09-01-2008 07:08 PM 5702 views 6 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

8 comments so far

View kolwdwrkr's profile


2821 posts in 3616 days

#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.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

View Callum Kendall's profile

Callum Kendall

1918 posts in 3729 days

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

Great job!

Thanks for the post


-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out

View Bigbuck's profile


1347 posts in 3689 days

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

Very interesting. Nice job

-- Glenn, New Mexico

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 4187 days

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

very interesting indeed!!! how unique – and beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View Jon3's profile


497 posts in 4131 days

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

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

View Frank Boer's profile

Frank Boer

51 posts in 4139 days

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


“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.

-- Frank Boer, Holland

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile


12758 posts in 3183 days

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

very nice work….

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

View a1Jim's profile


117120 posts in 3603 days

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

Super work frank

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics