|Forum topic by Bearpaw||posted 08-31-2014 03:37 AM||1113 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-31-2014 03:37 AM
I make and sell a bent wood ring.
This one is with anigre and I have used some fumed eucalyptus wood. The fumed eucalyptus is almost black in color. I have had people ask for other colors.
I have access to a national exotic veneer company where I live. But I can not find pink ivory as a veneer. I have thought about buying turning pen blanks and then ripping thin strips.
So I want to know if pink ivory, as a veneer thickness, bends well? I understand that it is an oily wood. I use CA gel to hold the wood in place, will I have to clean the wood surface before gluing it and with what? The CA is also the finish similarly to the way a pen is finished. After I finish the last coat, I sand with a 1000 grit and then use a plastic polish compound to polish the surface.
I just need to know what I am likely to run into. If you have experience with pink ivory let me know. I am thinking about purple heart, yellow heart and some of the dyed veneers. Again any suggestions will be greatly welcomed for these.
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