laying out the veneer

Here’s a photo of the walnut veneer wedge shapes laid out on the floor. The centre will be a circle on the finished screen.

It’s taken me about 8 days to cut, joint and trim about 40 square metres of veneer over the 3 screen designs. Fortunately walnut sawdust doesn’t make my skin itch or my nose run, unlike the makore veneer that I’m using for the reverse of the panels. Another reason to choose native hardwoods over exotic woods.

5 thoughts on “laying out the veneer

  1. Your blog is great Dan. I’ve enjoyed reading about projects you’ve tackled over the last few months. Hope your veneered screens work out well, looks like an interesting project – I look forward to seeing the final piece on your blog.
    Cheers Chris

  2. Can’t wait to see the results of this one, Dan. Looks mammoth! I have just received the forth and final watch in my Omega collection. So I will start to gather pictures and dimensions of them so we can start moving forward on ideas for the collection’s case. How’s that sound?

    1. Hi Mark. I’ll be sticking the veneer down next week, so stay tuned… Looking forward to designing a watch case for you. If it’s alright with you I’d like to blog about the whole commissioning process. I think it would be interesting to write about what happens when a piece is being designed and commissioned. Would that be ok with you?

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