It is more than that Bill, I can pick woods and lay out, but cutting all those edges to fit nicely is where the rubber hits the road. I am not a patient person and it sure wears what little I have cutting and throwing away the pieces.:grin::grin::grin:reject huh????? its all about the wood ya pick and how ya lay it out
Thats a great pattern! Ive done a couple of wall hangers using that design, coupled with a nice frame or just trimmed out, its a real eye grabber..
but cutting all those edges to fit nicely is where the rubber hits the road.
You got a whole kit there, but there is one item you need,and I love this little tool for veneering:Ohhhhh I hear that!! Especially exotics! Some can be very "difficult" and try your patience to no end. Most American hardwoods are much easier to cut. I use a surgical scalpel, veneer saw, a good straight edge and a chisel if the pieces are small enough. A couple, three passes with the scalpel is usually enough, a light sanding with 320 or there abouts to square up the edges. If that don't get it perfect, a little wood filler, tint and artists pencils get it to the point where you have to be looking for boo-boo's to find em. Not to mention any number of jigs to make the job easier....
Anything thicker than veneers, think 3D cutting boards and its jig city.... :grin:
I really like it for cross cutting strips of veneer and small moldings. It is sharp as all get out,and seems to cut in a shearing motion rather than a scissor cut. you can shave off just a smidgen too. gives a finished cut nice and clean.what are your thoughts on that tool Herb???
looks like it could be a handy lil ole thing