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Forum topic by Joey posted 05-12-2008 04:03 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2008 04:03 AM

I’ve been working with veneers for a couple of years now, and have gotten comfortable with them. I had a friend give me an idea for something, and this may be something like marquetry. when I make my trays, she suggested that I use a contrasting wood to inlay an initial into the flat part of the tray.
The way I was thinking of doing it, is using a template to cut the letter out of both veneers. cut the body veneer first and then use it to cut the inlay veneer. after both are cut lay then out and keep them together with veneer tape until I press it.
Anyone else have a better way or another idea on doing this

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 05-12-2008 04:22 AM

There are a few ways to do it.

One is to cut them both at the same time with the background on the bottom. Then use an exacto knife and cut at a slight angle. This will allow the letter to set into the background with no gap.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 01:44 PM

that was what i was thinking of doing Gary, I’ve never tried it. Thank you for the feedback.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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