Marquetry card table by John Linnell #6: Table top banding

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Blog entry by Longcase posted 01-04-2017 04:14 AM 1273 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Time to turn my attention to making the banding on the table, the banding is very narrow, only 3/16” wide.

As can be seen on the original table ,it is made up of 2 different veneers (satinwood and mahogany)each being .036 thou , stacked in 2 ways,
satinwood /mahogany/satinwood
And glued together

I made a simple jig to cut the veneer sandwich, the lengths being 1/16” for the small pieces and 3/4” for the larger

With the pieces cut to width

The banding can now be assembled, I use painters tape to hold the pieces in place, this also helps when it is time to glue up.

I need banding lengths of about 34” so I made the core assemble in 4 sections of 9” each , when all glued up I compressed them together with a clamp from Lee Valley, the wood on top keeps the core flat.
When all four core components are finished , I glued them in between two satinwood veneer strips and clamped together ( in my case I have used a vacuum bag to apply the pressure)

The edge of the finished banding is cleaned up with a plane and a test piece was cut on the bandsaw, here is the final result

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 04:18 AM

Nicely done Keith. Looking very nice.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 01-04-2017 08:29 AM

Looking good. Always fun to make your own bandings!

-- Madburg WA

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#3 posted 01-05-2017 01:35 AM

That is awesome.

-- Julian

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