|Forum topic by HarveyDunn||posted 01-21-2014 08:36 PM||648 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-21-2014 08:36 PM
I’ve made a little maple box that unfortunately has a gouge almost smack dab in the center one long face. So I’ll turn this into a learning opportunity and see if I can drop in a piece of laminate over that spot, to serve as the decorative focal point of the whole piece.
I got the idea from the 1:30 mark of this guitar-building video where he puts in a triangle of veneer to cover the spot where the two side pieces come together at the bottom.
He uses a veneer saw and a guide and then a chisel to make the space for the veneer to sit in.
What I’m wondering about is how I know that I’ve cut to the correct depth? I imagine the guy in the video had an advantage because he’s working with a dark-over-light lamination. So, as soon as he hits the light wood underneath, he knows he is at the correct depth.
My wood is solid – 3/8” maple. I think I’d like to try a triangle with a decorative edge, as in the video
I’d like to do this with handtools if possible.