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Project by ous posted 03-05-2011 08:05 PM 1553 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That area above the water tank always seemed so blank to me so I made this what ever you might want to call it. Now for the construction. It is made with Birds Eye Maple veneer, pine and Black Walnut. The top has the Birds Eye and Black Walnut pressed with a homemade hydraulic press. The internal center part that you can’t see is made of pine. This includes sides both curves and the front. You cut a piece of Birds Eye a little larger the the pine surface and then spread a thin layer of glue such as Elmer’s or Tide Bond on both Birds Eye and the Pine and let it completely dry. The milk blues such as Elmer’s or Tide Bond melt at approximately 180 degrees. Borrow your wife iron, heat the iron to high, line the Birds Eye to the Pine and iron it on. Be certain to put pressure all over as you move along and especial to the edges as you will sand those down. Be careful not to burn. If you develop a blister it indicates you have not put on enough glue or too much or haven’t let it dry enough. NO PROBLEM Take a raiser blade and split the blister put a piece of newspaper over the blister and iron again. If too much moister is the problem it will let the excess steam escape easier. If the blister still prevails raise one edge, slide a small amount of glue with a tooth pick, work it to the blister corners with your finger, repeat on the other half of the blister, put on the newspaper and iron again. This is not hard to do and a lot of fun and will help those who don’t have a press to work with veneers. Oh! Yes I almost for got. That rabbit on the cork, the swan on the left and the turkey on the right are carved from peach seeds. I didn’t do them but it might give you an idea.

-- Roy Montana





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Roger

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 08:16 PM

nice addition to the “library” :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 09:23 PM

Very nice work. Love the rail and the curves.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 05:48 AM

Roy,

Thanks for the idea for veneering with the iron. We’ll have to try it.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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steliart

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#4 posted 03-06-2011 01:36 PM

Well that’s a place i did not think about. Very fine idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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