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129116 Jim Thompson <jdthompsonca@s...> 2004‑02‑15 Re: On a veneering kick
You done GOOD! Nice piece of veneer work!

On Sunday, February 15, 2004, at 07:20  AM, Scott Post wrote:

>
> My wife got me a veneering class for Xmas.  The class won't be until
> June so I figured I'd give it a whirl so I'd be better prepared to 
> learn.
> The first thing I did was make a shooting board.  It's made of walnut
> plywood banded with solid walnut (inexpensive utility wood, Paddy):
>
Jim Thompson, the old millrat in Riverside, CA


129113 sepost@i... (Scott Post) 2004‑02‑15 On a veneering kick
My wife got me a veneering class for Xmas.  The class won't be until
June so I figured I'd give it a whirl so I'd be better prepared to learn.
The first thing I did was make a shooting board.  It's made of walnut
plywood banded with solid walnut (inexpensive utility wood, Paddy):

  http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost/Tmp/shooting_board1.jpg

The hinged lid allows me to clamp the veneer to hold it in place.  Here's
the back:
  
   http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost/Tmp/shooting_board2.jpg

You can see the latch to hold the lid closed and the two dowels to 
provide alignment so the lid closes in the same place each time (since
I used cheap, sloppy hinges).  I clamped the lid shut and drilled the
dowel holes, then glued the dowels into the bottom only:

  http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost/Tmp/shooting_board3.jpg

Some might remember my posting a couple weeks ago complaining about the
lack of left handed veneer saws.  I purchased a veneer saw thinking I
could bend the handle to the correct orientation but it's made of a
zinc or aluminum casting rather than steel so I figured any attempt at
bending would just snap it off.  Fortunately Russ Allen saw my plea and
being ever helpful e-mailed me with "if I cast you one will you quit
whining?".  How can a guy pass up a friendly offer like that?  He sent
me a casting and this morning I turned a handle using a 3/8" brass
compression nut as a ferrule.  I also had to refile the teeth on the
blade I'd purchased since they were pointing in the wrong direction 
which took less than 10 minutes.  In fact, I wished I wouldn't have
purchased a saw and instead made the blade myself from a card scraper.
Here it is next to the store bought one that points in the wrong direction:

  http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost/Tmp/veneer_saw.jpg

Thanks, Russ!

All that work so I could do my first pressing.  A four way matched
walnut burl with a maple/beech/maple stringing and solid walnut edging.

   http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost/Tmp/burl1.jpg
   http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost/Tmp/burledge.jpg

-- 
Scott Post      sepost@i...     http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost/


129125 "Michael D. Sullivan" <oldtools@c...> 2004‑02‑15 Re: On a veneering kick
On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 10:20:22 -0500 (EST), Scott Post wrote:

>My wife got me a veneering class for Xmas.  The class won't be until
>June so I figured I'd give it a whirl so I'd be better prepared to learn.

And in light of what you posted, just what is it you expect to learn in 
this class?  Nice work!

Michael D. Sullivan
Bethesda, MD (USA)



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