compass rose ceiling detail #3: Gluing the veneer to the plywood

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Blog entry by grosa posted 01-23-2022 07:48 PM 648 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We use Unibond 800 to glue the veneer.

Then we put it in a vacuum bag.

When dried we sand it flat.

Next we make the two pieces of molding that go in the inside. One is horizontal and one is vertical.

First we mill the Sepele lumber.
Then we cut all the angles and pinch dog them together until they dry

Next we make a cutting template that will cut both pieces on the pin router.
We use an oval jig to cut out the template.

Then we screw it in place on the Sepele.

Then we cut it out on the inverted pin router.

The vertical molding sits on top of the horizontal molding.

Now we need to profile the inside of both pieces.

We screw a block of wood that is the same hight as the molding is off the table including the blocks the hold the molding in place.

And start routing.

Bottom profile

When done sanding we screw them together.

-- Have a great day.

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 01-23-2022 09:09 PM

That looks stunning! How high is the ceiling going to be?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 01-24-2022 03:10 AM

that is f#$CKin mind blowing for someone with my skills.i dont know what you charge for that kind of work but it’s worth every penny and more.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 01-24-2022 01:30 PM

That looks stunning! How high is the ceiling going to be?

- Dave Polaschek

10 feet.

-- Have a great day.

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