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Project by awsum55 posted 03-02-2021 07:37 PM 657 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Looking through some old pics, I found some projects I did years ago. I think this might be the very first thing I did when I got my Unisaw about 25 years ago. I used the tablesaw to cut some veneer as thin as I could and glued it over the pattern on the aluminum trim pieces for my 1955 Chevy 210.

Not really very creative, but I thought it might look better than faded Chevy logos.

-- John D, OP, KS





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 03-02-2021 08:03 PM

Table saw veneer that is used for curved surfaces, very brave!

Good looking work, still have the car?

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awsum55

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#2 posted 03-02-2021 08:12 PM

Sometimes ignorance is the best way to do something tricky. Yes, I do still have the car.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 03-02-2021 08:15 PM

Realy magnificant project!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-03-2021 01:36 AM

sweet ride and some nice upgrades john.

-- 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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#5 posted 03-03-2021 04:18 PM

Nice work, and a nice looking car! I had a ‘56 210 4 door wagon many years ago. No wood on the dash, but it had an AC unit like that.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 03-03-2021 07:14 PM

Wow, that is awesome! Dash is very well done, as well as installation, which couldn’t have been easy. I love the color of that car! Thanks for showing us!

-- Mike

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#7 posted 03-03-2021 09:23 PM

Thanks guys, I wasn’t going to post this because I didn’t want it to be about the car. Not much talent needed to accomplish this, I just happened to see this in my picture library. I was so impressed that I could cut such a thin veneer with my new saw.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 03-03-2021 11:40 PM

How did you bend it? Just get it hot? Steam?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 03-04-2021 07:27 AM

To be honest I didn’t even know you could bend wood with steam. I just figured if I could get it thin enough it would bend right around that corner. I still have a thin strip left over in case I screwed up the first try or if I found someone else that might want that option. I’ll measure it and let you know how thin it was. Now that I think about it and know a little more I’m surprised it didn’t crack even though it was very thin.

-- John D, OP, KS

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