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Through Dovetails on Veneered Board

by nalij
posted 09-13-2016 01:52 AM

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 03:32 AM

It’s doable. The nature of the project means you need to get almost everything fit perfectly because mistakes will be harder to correct.

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 03:35 AM

you might try cutting dovetails with a fine tooth pull saw. One thing for sure is to veneer BOTH SIDES of what your veneering. I veneer all the time, hope you use hot hide glue its an old school method and a lot of fun.

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 04:59 AM

A hard setting glue will certainly help. My preference is HHG as mentioned above but urea formaldehyde will work as well if not as easily. With care you should be able to do it just fine.
One thing you might try is cutting the dovetails first and then veneering the parts. Veneer each whole piece and then cut away the gaps with a scalpel.

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#4 posted 09-13-2016 02:39 PM

How about using tape?

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#5 posted 09-13-2016 11:08 PM

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