poker chip box

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Project by Jimboe posted 02-21-2008 06:39 AM 1677 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Poker chip box with pull out tray . The box and top are made with curly maple . The top is also a book matched piece . The tray coves are lined with birds eye maple veneer . poly sprayed finish

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#1 posted 02-21-2008 07:14 AM

nice project posting. you have perked my interest in how you veneer the tray coves.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 02-21-2008 12:00 PM

It came out well. I, too, would like to hear about veneering coves.

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#3 posted 02-21-2008 12:59 PM

I thought you might have another one of these. I would be interested in the veneering post as well.

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#4 posted 02-21-2008 01:57 PM

First thing i do is make the coves with my 1 5/8 box core bit. I try to use a wood thats easy cut like pine . I then cut the veneer as wide as i think the cove will be . With this venner it was easy just to wrap it around the cove without it spliting but with something like maple i have to steam it ( i made a crazy little steam box ) clamp it down in the cove and wait for it to dry . Once dry i roll glue on the cove and veneer.

With 1 1/2 pvc i cut to the lenth of the cove and place them over the veneer to clamp down . when the glue dries i leave the pvc in the cove and use a razor to cut off the hang over . after that i cut strips and place them on the tops then sand flush to the cove .

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#5 posted 02-22-2008 12:10 PM

Excellent job. The veneering looks flawless and the grain continuous. It looks solid. Thanks for sharing your methodology on that.

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#6 posted 02-25-2008 03:41 AM

thanks for the veneer tip. now it is clear in my mind. i have not used venner much in my work, but hope to someday.

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