Ronin Woodworking #12: Laminate the top. take 2

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Blog entry by spaids posted 09-30-2010 04:48 PM 2029 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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What you can’t see in this pic of the first one is that it waves like the ocean.

The only stock I have left is too narrow to make the pieces I need so I had to buy more wood or come up with something. I decided I could go with 8 triangle pieces instead of 4 square pieces and still use the stock I had. Although I cut the triangle as close as I could before I resawed it, I still needed to make a 45 degree shooting board to get the edges nice and tight. I just cut the end off of the failed attempt and flipped it over.

Here is the second attempt with my fancy blues clamps all over it. I’ll run this through my killer drum sander after its glued down.

And finally my home made veneer press.

You’re looking at MDF, glue, wood, some wax paper, 3 sand bags, and two cases of water.

Lets see if this works.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 07:46 PM

thats one way to clamp up a veneer without a press. lol.

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 12:29 PM

Liking the bag/bottle press. Vacuum press my a**. They’re good for complex shapes, like curves, but as I’m sure you have proven not necessary for flat jobs.

A friend of mine once had a dining table top to veneer so he set it up on the drive with a couple of 1” ply sheets on it and parked his car over the top. Necessity is the mother of invention.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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