LumberJocks

bookmatching veneer

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Joey posted 2250 days ago 551 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Joey's profile

Joey

275 posts in 2440 days


2250 days ago

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 http://woodnwaresms.com


2 replies so far

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2613 days


#1 posted 2249 days ago

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:

Click for details

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

View Joey's profile

Joey

275 posts in 2440 days


#2 posted 2249 days ago

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 http://woodnwaresms.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase