Hi I’m new here and very much a newbie at working with wood, but the onset of grandchildren and lockdown have motivated me to make the kids some toys. They’re not very good, but made with love! Here’s my latest addition to the stable
How did the rabbit glue do at the hammer veneering? I was putting brazilian rosewood veneer on an old wood case the other week but used pearl glue.Not done this kind of veneering before and found it quite difficult, Heres a photo of my 1/2 hour to make hammer.Had some rabbit skin glue made up so decided to do a bit of work on my long term tool chest project. So first go at veneering with some red madrone burr on the till fronts.
Used the folded brass back of my saw as a veneer hammer.
It was a bit brittle, but it should look passable with some french polish.
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I thought it went OK, but tomorrow may well provide a different story.How did the rabbit glue do at the hammer veneering? I was putting brazilian rosewood veneer on an old wood case the other week but used pearl glue.Not done this kind of veneering before and found it quite difficult, Heres a photo of my 1/2 hour to make hammer.
Hi Mike,This looks great. Could you describe how you made it? Are then mft tops ready made or did you do them?
Well done Dr Phill. I do a bit of this as I don't have a bandsaw or planer. I find that if I saw reasonably acuratly, then plane one side and edge flat and square its possible mark out and cut sets of dovetails and groves etc to make a box and when its all glued up plane the outside smooth, then saw the top off. I get a result before I'm completely exhausted and demoralised this way. If I planed both sides before starting the box I'd give up. I find it really satisfying thinking that I made something and saved a log from the fire! I haven't bought any timber for ages.Now I have to figure out hw to thickness it with limited hand-tools
There's the rub. I am not sure if my technique is up to it yet. I wanted a flat piece to practice carving and got a little carried away. Next time I will try for a bit more accuracy - holding the log is a problem - I use the picnic bench as I can saw down between the slats of the seat. Is there a better choice of saw (I am using a coarse 'draper venom')?....... I find that if I saw reasonably acuratly, then plane one side and edge flat and square.....
There may indeed be a better saw but I don't have one. I have a very cheap panel saw, with induction hardened teeth. I'm lucky that I have a big engineer's vice that I can hold the log upright in. I cut down as far as I can and then risk the end by splitting. I am even more lucky as I have a bench with a woodworking vice, in which I can hold the board and I can saw down the middle of it so I have two bits half the thickness.Is there a better choice of saw (I am using a coarse 'draper venom')?