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Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

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Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 02 Nov 2018, 18:55

Here's a little dressing table I'm trying to squeeze into the next four weeks for Mrs Mack's BIG Birthday, whilst also on a Credenza for a customer.... There are no drawings, just a sort of sketch....winging it a bit, as one (or I) does with home projects... Which'll mean lots of goofs and lots of off cuts most likely

I'll pop pictures up as it progresses, using the forum as a motivational tool to get done for early December... You can throw tomato emojis at me if I miss it!


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Something like this but I've gone negative... As in white top with black insert, mirror frame and drawers (ooops!... changes already!)

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Malc2098 » 02 Nov 2018, 18:59

Nicely! Is it 60s inspired?
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Mike G » 02 Nov 2018, 20:25

Oooooh......a Jimmy Mack project!! <rubs hands, pulls up a chair>
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Rod » 02 Nov 2018, 23:17

Looks interesting

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 05 Nov 2018, 21:22

A few pictures from the weekend.

2 layers of 3mm bendy ply stapled (these later pulled, in case they rusted through the QTR Sycamore) into the rebate.


Rollered PVA onto the veneer and carcass before allowing to dry, 1hr, and iron on.

Similar finishes to the Display Case piece in a sort of mid-century modern meets The Jetsons

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Malc2098 » 05 Nov 2018, 21:37

I love a good WIP!
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Mike G » 05 Nov 2018, 22:22

What's that strange tool in the 5th photo? :lol:
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby RogerS » 05 Nov 2018, 22:48

Mike G wrote:What's that strange tool in the 5th photo? :lol:



It's actually brilliant and brining out any dings or dents. Just apply water and the 'strange tool' et voila, out pops the ding.
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 05 Nov 2018, 22:58

Mike G wrote:What's that strange tool in the 5th photo?
How very dare you Mr G! That's my trusty Rowenta Surfline , c 1985 German engineering

I promised mum I'd put it back

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Coley » 06 Nov 2018, 09:11

Looking smart already
"Rollered PVA onto the veneer and carcass before allowing to dry, 1hr, and iron on."
I've never seen this done before. Does the pva then work like contact adhesive ?

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby 9fingers » 06 Nov 2018, 09:18

Coley wrote:Looking smart already
"Rollered PVA onto the veneer and carcass before allowing to dry, 1hr, and iron on."
I've never seen this done before. Does the pva then work like contact adhesive ?

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Not really. It is nearer to a hot melt glue than contact adhesive.
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Coley » 06 Nov 2018, 11:27

9fingers wrote:
Coley wrote:Looking smart already
"Rollered PVA onto the veneer and carcass before allowing to dry, 1hr, and iron on."
I've never seen this done before. Does the pva then work like contact adhesive ?

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Not really. It is nearer to a hot melt glue than contact adhesive.
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Thanks Bob. I think I'll have to try it. I've not really dabbled with veneer much. This method would really help apply curvy pieces. Does it need steam from the iron or just heat ? I've an old iron I use for iron on edging but it's only a heat pad.

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Rod » 06 Nov 2018, 13:47

That looks like an interesting method

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby 9fingers » 06 Nov 2018, 13:58

Coley wrote:
9fingers wrote:
Coley wrote:Looking smart already
"Rollered PVA onto the veneer and carcass before allowing to dry, 1hr, and iron on."
I've never seen this done before. Does the pva then work like contact adhesive ?

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Not really. It is nearer to a hot melt glue than contact adhesive.
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Thanks Bob. I think I'll have to try it. I've not really dabbled with veneer much. This method would really help apply curvy pieces. Does it need steam from the iron or just heat ? I've an old iron I use for iron on edging but it's only a heat pad.

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I've not done a lot of veneering but my preference to date has been for constructional veneers 2-3mm thick for which I use a vacuum clamp. If I get brave enough to try curved work, I will need to use thin veneers and I might well try the iron on method. I reckon steam could be useful for convex work as the glue application will likely have bent the veneer the "wrong way" due to moisture imbalance.

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby fiveeyes » 09 Nov 2018, 02:26

Looking very nice.
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 09 Nov 2018, 19:28

Coley wrote:
9fingers wrote:
Coley wrote:Looking smart already
"Rollered PVA onto the veneer and carcass before allowing to dry, 1hr, and iron on."
I've never seen this done before. Does the pva then work like contact adhesive ?

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Not really. It is nearer to a hot melt glue than contact adhesive.
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Thanks Bob. I think I'll have to try it. I've not really dabbled with veneer much. This method would really help apply curvy pieces. Does it need steam from the iron or just heat ? I've an old iron I use for iron on edging but it's only a heat pad.

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Hi Coley,

No stream. You want the least amount of water present as it'll lift the veneer. It's key that you let your pieces dry or glaze over before ironing, use some baking paper to protect your veneer from iron burns.

Tapping over the surface as you work helps to pick out any areas that have not grabbed, you'll hear the acoustic tone of the surface change. Any missed surfaces will likely bubble up when you apply your finish... You'll always miss a few spots, a careful iron and they should grab.

As Bob says, your veneers will go a bit curly when you apply the glue, oversize your veneers.

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 09 Nov 2018, 19:41

A few pictures from this week, started on the centre drawer, a piece of black glass will go on top here, in the insert. Incase Mrs Mack spills her acetone!

Next some routing to let some Ebony binding into the edges of the Sycamore 'C' shape. There's a scratch coat of WB varnish on the Sycamore, to reduce contamination from the Ebony dust.

Also made is a much needed boom arm, using 50mm plumbing, an idea partly lifted off the internet ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Malc2098 » 09 Nov 2018, 20:17

I really like the plumbing!
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 09 Nov 2018, 22:55

Malc2098 wrote:I really like the plumbing!
Thanks Malc ... Seems to be working out so far

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Malc2098 » 09 Nov 2018, 22:59

Jimmy Mack wrote:
Malc2098 wrote:I really like the plumbing!
Thanks Malc ... Seems to be working out so far

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Defo will nick that idea!
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Rod » 10 Nov 2018, 00:46

Very clever

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 10 Nov 2018, 22:16

A few from today...I tried to control the dust, but Ebony is a PITA.... It's like soot! All sanding needs to be vacuum backed to keep the Sycamore clear...I feel like a badly stuffed fox. Ready for a beer.

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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Malc2098 » 10 Nov 2018, 22:28

Coming along nicely.
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby Jimmy Mack » Yesterday, 12:42

A few extra shots from this week. With some drawer details. I'd like to set the central drawer cartridge a little further back to reveal maybe 12 mm of the ebony/ sycamore corner detail, though having ordered the black glass I may have to leave it where it's is. D'oh.ImageImageImageImageImage

A simple finger pull using fostner bits and a round over cutter.
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Re: Happy Birthday... Maybe ?

Postby RogerM » Yesterday, 13:10

Looking really good. When you seal the sycamore to stop the ebony dust contamination, doers subsequent sanding remove the surface finish ready for whatever your final finish is going to be, or is it part of the permanent finish?
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