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Forum topic by Joey posted 06-23-2008 12:34 AM 945 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2008 12:34 AM

I’ve been veneering for a couple of years now, but only recently started bookmatching for decorative purposes. I’ve bookmatched before, but usually on the reverse side with cheaper veneer.
I bookmatched 2 pieces of madrone burl. It turned out good except for a line showed where the 2 pieces came together. the line didn’t show up until I put on the finish. I would love a little insight on this if anyone has any, like what happened and what do I need to do differently.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 06-23-2008 01:43 AM

The edges have to be as perfect as you can get it.

I usually clamp them between two pieces of jointed lumber and use a router with a flush trim bit to clean them up. First in between the clamps them I move the clamps and so on…

Then I use veneering tape to hold the edges tight together.

Pattern differences are something you can do nothing about.

Here is an example:

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-- 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 06-23-2008 01:17 PM

i clamped them between 2 boards and then jointed them on my jointer and used veneer tape, it’s just a black line and it may be the pattern of the madrone that makes the line come out like that too.
thanks gary

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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