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John Fry

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#1 posted 2227 days ago

AT first I also thought you meant “slice”, but you actually wrote “splice”. Do you mean to ask what is the best method of edge joining pieces of veneer together, as in a bookmatch, or radial starburst design?

This is a book matched “commercial” walnut burl veneer cabinet door right after pressing. You can see the veneer tape that was used to hold the two pieces together while being pressed to the substrate.

This is a 16 piece, “shop sawn” striped ebony, starburst radial design for a table top. Because they are 1/16” thick veneers, I edge glued them together just like regular boards, rather than using veneer tape.

No matter what you are talking about, perfect edge preparation is key to achieving gap less joints.

The only other thing you might be asking about is creating pictures by using marquetry.

HTH

There are many great websites that have tutorials,

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture, www.chiselandbit.com


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