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Jimboe

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03-16-2012 01:31 PM

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I was sanding the top of one of y cases and went thru the veneer …how do i fix this ??? suggestions welcome


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#1 posted 03-16-2012 01:59 PM

Ouch – this is a REALLY nice top!

You don’t want to inlay a matching piece, even if you could find one as it would stick out like a sore thumb…..

How about taking a darker piece of wood and inlaying it just inside of the maple(?) strip already going around the top? That way you will have a double stripe surround that spectacular piece of wood.

OR….... cut off the existing strip and make it wider so you can chop off the mistake?

They say you always learn from your mistakes – I don’t know who “They” are but it still sucks either way!

Good luck!!!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 02:33 PM

good ideas!!! never thought of that …i was thinking inlaying a circle half …thanks KC

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 10:37 PM

You know, a half-circle would look cool, as long as you put in a full circle elsewhere to “balance” it out.

It would give it a 50’s look.

Make sure you post another blog in this series with what you wind up doing – now I’m curious!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 10:44 PM

How about this????

I think your idea is better, now that I look at this…........

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 10:54 PM

That box is going to need a way to open it. Incorporate a thumb lift that covers the oops.
My heart sunk when I saw this. I know how you feel…..really I do….don’t ask how.

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 11:04 PM

Dude sorry, been there done that. I think the thumb pull idea might be the way to go.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 02:15 PM

or something like this ?? A shaded fan ?

http://lumberjocks.com/IowaWoodcrafter/blog/14012

half of it

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 05:08 PM

Jimboe, I used repair items like that by handpainting the veneer pattern in. Tape off the edging and paint in the grain pattern with the appropriate colors, then carefully spray on some matching finish.

Just a thought, then you don’t have to add anything.

Milo

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 05:26 PM

What Milo says. Any arts/crafts store will have a wide selection of materials which should work.

Before you start working on the piece, sand thru the veneer on some scrap and practice on that – including your finish.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 10:41 PM

great ideas everyone … thanks…i will post the resolution when i figure it out

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