compass rose ceiling detail #4: Making the vertical walls.

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Blog entry by grosa posted 01-31-2022 09:49 PM 814 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Gluing the veneer to the plywood Part 4 of compass rose ceiling detail series Part 5: Making the ceiling trim and adding lights. »

With some plywood we cut the parts for the form to put in the vacuum bag.

It is assembled so the pressure from the bag won’t make it collapse.

Then we put some 1/8” bendply on the top.

Then we cover that with some black laminate.

Next we cut the 1/8” bendply and stack it to equal 3/4” thick. There will be two of these

We spread on the glue then screw it to the form in the center and put it in the bag.

After a few hours we remove it from the vacuum bag and do the same for the other one. This is what we end up with.

We check it for fit an if all is good we apply the Sepele veneer in the same way.

Then we cut it to with on the table saw.

Then we cut each piece to fit individually on the sliding table saw.

Cut some biscuit slots and glue the parts together.

So the vertical walls are made. Next will be the trim to hold the LED lights.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 01-31-2022 10:43 PM

just keeps getting more and more impressive.cant wait to see this project done.

-- 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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#2 posted 02-01-2022 12:16 AM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 02-01-2022 01:36 PM

Wow, that is some serious skill. Well done. Looking forward to see the install process.

-- MikeJ

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#4 posted 02-01-2022 09:43 PM

Thank you pottz, sras and MikeJ70. There is a lot of sanding to do and we did figure out the lights, we mocked it up today.

-- Have a great day.

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