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Forum topic by shipwright posted 06-01-2011 08:53 PM 2787 views 1 time favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shipwright

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06-01-2011 08:53 PM

Does anyone know of a decent source for “variety pack” marquetry veneers? The Lee Valley “pizza box of veneer” is a great deal but while the species variety is good, the color assortment is not wide. I’ve found a couple online but they appear to be real surprise packs made up of scraps and odd ends. Patrick Edwards’ blog lists one that looks very good but it’s in France and doesn’t include a price.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/


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#1 posted 06-01-2011 09:17 PM

Hi Paul, You could try Woodcraft or Certainly Wood, I get most of mine from Certainly Wood they have a great web site. Woodcraft has some good variety packs. I hope this will help a little.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 09:45 PM

Thanks Dennis

Certainly Wood is the one I was referring to above. Have you ever bought one of their “marquetry selection” packages? They are pretty vague about what you might get. It would be nice to hear from someone who had tried them.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 10:02 PM

You could try to look for “sample packs” or “veneer books” from regular (online) stores that sell veneer (or try and ask them if they would simply sell you a single sheet from whatever species they have on offer?) . I’ve looked around the net a while ago and I remember seeing a few sites offering those to their customers for a decent price so they can check out how those veneers look in real life before placing bigger orders or to see how they will finish and such. Sadly I don’t remember the sites and what country they were in, but it should be possible to find good packs if you’re after the regular thin veneer.

Now if we’re starting to talk about thick or even saw-cut veneer, it’s a whole different ballgame.

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 10:08 PM

Along with what you call “surprise packs” www.veneersupplies.com sells 8”x10” 41 species veneer sample book:
http://www.veneersupplies.com/products/41-Piece-Veneer-Sample-Book.html
Although intended as a reference guide I suppose those samples could be used. And at 2$ per sq. foot is not a bad deal.

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 10:30 PM

Shipwright, I stoped by certainly woods on the way home from a vacation and the fellow who helped me said if I could give him a little time he would make up a box with what I wanted.

-- Billp

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#6 posted 06-02-2011 12:02 AM

Thanks all.

Bill, I will email them and see what they can do for me. Sounds like they want to be helpful.

Horst andViktor, Yes that may be a decent deal although I don’t particularly want paper backed, psa or two layer veneer. Maybe they’ll put a pack together for me.

Thanks again

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 06-02-2011 12:36 AM

@shipwright

Is paper backed, psa and two layer veneer the norm over there? (what is two layered veneer even, googled it but didn’t find a straight on definition right really).

Out of interest, how hard is it to get thick veneer in your area, that is 2mm or upwards?

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shipwright

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#8 posted 06-02-2011 01:07 AM

Horst, no, not the norm but apparently available. Paper backed is sold in 4’ x 8’ sheets like plywood and is for large applications, the others I don’t know but check out the site Viktor posted.

Bently, I’ve been emailing a request to several companies. They are one, Thanks.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#9 posted 06-02-2011 01:24 AM

I saw a video by a “marqueteer”? who liked the Certainly Wood assortments quite well.

A link for others (likely not shipwright) with marquetry and inlay supplies is:

http://inlays.com/marquetry.asp

-- Steven Davis - see me at http://www.playnoevil.com/ and http://www.stelgames.com/

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#10 posted 06-02-2011 07:45 AM

A lot of great sources here.

Thanks!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 06-02-2011 02:15 PM

If you are looking for an excuse to order from Lee Valley:
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32716&cat=1,250,43217

-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com

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#12 posted 06-02-2011 04:47 PM

I spoke with CertainlyWood a couple of weeks ago. They told me they now only sell long pieces 96”-120”.
If you are looking for flitches that are matched and about 30-40” in length www.joewoodworker.com has a good selection. Maybe 8 pieces (quantity varies) that are sequentially cut.
I got good quick service at a reasonable price last week.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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shipwright

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#13 posted 06-02-2011 05:06 PM

Keith, I have bought two of the Lee Valley “Pizza Boxes”. They are a great starter but I’m looking for a bit more variety.

Lee, That sounds good for regular veneering but I’m more after widening my color and shade inventory than single species matching.

Thanks for your suggestions.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#14 posted 06-02-2011 07:14 PM

You might try www.constantines.com They have a few different variety packs made up just for marquetry. Also have a general assortment of veneers and inlay materials.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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shipwright

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#15 posted 06-02-2011 07:27 PM

Thanks everyone.

I’ve had some replies to my emails and , for now anyway, I’m going to get an order together for A & M Wood Specialties http://www.forloversofwood.com/default.aspx who were very helpful and flexible to my needs. They’re also in Canada, which will help with the shipping costs.

I’ll update this post in a while when I assemble my order and get my veneer.

thanks again

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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