Mother of Pearl Laminate Question

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Forum topic by greg48 posted 11-17-2014 04:58 AM 867 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2014 04:58 AM

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My fellow LJ’s

I am contemplating using mother of pearl laminate for the panel of a small box lid. The laminate is 0.006” thick (which I believe might be somewhat translucent) and I was thinking of applying it over a 1/4” baltic birch ply. My questions are: 1) should I paint the plywood white to hide any grain that might show up beneath the veneer?, and 2) what type of glue would be best suited, with or without a painted substrate?

Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 11-17-2014 02:15 PM

Look in the projects section. There are two recent projects posted by an Indian gentleman using mother of pearl. He should have some good insight.

-- Brad, Texas,

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