I completed the trim so today start to finish the edges today.
I had no end of problems,
1. The box is really too big for any of my equipment.
a. My Router bits are not really geared o the size as well but saved my bacon !!
b My ability to sand something that big, specifically the box body the lid not so bad.
All this work I created no end of ongoing errors,
More veneer tear out, and in the same area so its definitely a glue up problem give myself an uppercut!
Trying to remove any PVA based glue is an absolute nightmare, Oh woo is me!
Now I know why HHG is used for veneer.
Anyway with that said here is todays results warts and all!
Trimming the front curved surface, even that was a problem as I realised I needed to route in both directions from the center due to the grain direction
So away I went in one direction.
Then because I cannot reverse my shaper, I stop, swap out bits reverse the work piece and go again.
Eventually the curved fronts are done, and they look OK!
Then onto the sides and back , and what should be almost straightforward, up comes some more veneer !!! and a trim decides to tear out, again possibly me going against the grain again. Something I didn’t even consider.
Cannot do anything about it just yet so I just leave it
Commence sanding starting at 180 Grit, that was at least enjoyable (if there is such a thing in the sanding world
I did my tests Jig and then applied a coat of tung oil to check what it may look like
This little project is really starting to disturb my bowels, so I had to take some time out again and this time make some dunny roll holders, for a friend.
I will keep going, maybe later !! but it will get finished, !!
1. When adding trim ensure the grain direction is all one way. ( Or don’t even think of going near a router!
2. Go buy some HHG equipment or stop doing veneer work. so you can get the stuff off completely instead of having to use a patching method. Credits Stefang!
3. Don’t build things bigger than your finishing equipment.
-- Regards Robert