I have the design, cut the veneer pieces and now it is time to put it on the face. I tossed around ideas on how I’d put it on the face. My first idea was to order a large sheet of maple veneer (background wood). Cut the whale into the it like I did the rest and then glue it all onto a substrate panel. What I ended up doing was using 3/4” maple plywood as the substrate and cut in the design.
I set the router up a little shallower then the thickness of the veneer. I went around the boarder with the router because that is where you need to be careful to stay in the lines. Since I didn’t get real close to the border, I cam back and cleaned up the edge with the chisel.
Coming up next gluing it to the substrate.
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