It all started with a table
I have not posted for a long time as have been busy with renovations and gardening. Being retired is a full time job!
Back in 2003 I decided to build a 5ft diameter round table as we had a group of friends and needed to seat 8. This was my first major furniture project and had I known then what I was taking on I would never have started. Anyway a year later I finally finished it. I learned a lot about veneering during the project and was very pleased with how it turned out. Then I retired in 2008 and moved to a small rural house on 4 acres. The wife and I spent a couple of years fixing it up during which I constructed cabinets, stair rails, a garage, a sun room etc. only recently getting back to hobby work. To go with the table I made a lazy susan using my veneer skills learned during the table construction. My daughter said she wanted one so I made another in a celtic knot design for Christmas 2010 although it was late and she did not get it until march. It also used inlay banding from some old stock I had been given.
As expected my work was improving and it turned much better than the one I originally made for myself. So I made another one. This time I had to make the banding as well as I had run out. However it looked small on my table so I sold it at the Christmas craft show and I am now making a larger one. It is ready for finishing at this time and as my wife and daughter got together to buy me an Earlex 5500 HVLP spray system of Christmas, I am hoping for a better finishing experience.
I hope these lazy susans can inspire others to try veneering as it does give a satisfying experience. I'll post some of my other work another time