Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum

Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum (https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/forum.php)
-   General Woodworking Discussion (https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/)
-   -   Is there any way to fix this plywood veneer screw up. (https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/there-any-way-fix-plywood-veneer-screw-up-117842/)

hwebb99 12-14-2015 02:30 PM

Is there any way to fix this plywood veneer screw up.
 
828 Attachment(s)
I was was helping a buddy make a chest for his Mom for Christmas. I edge banded the cherry plywood. I used a router with a flush trim bit to trim the veneer. The bit cut into the veneer of the plywood. There is only about 6 inches that look this bad. He plans on staining it pretty dark. How bad will this look under stain. This guy is one of the if it doesn't fit get a bigger hammer guys, so his standards of work are pretty low.

Attachment 201122



Attachment 201130

hwebb99 12-14-2015 02:35 PM

828 Attachment(s)
I could make the top 1/2 inch narrower, but that would make it hard to get the 45 degree corners right.

Attachment 201138

fareastern 12-14-2015 03:23 PM

If it were my problem,I'd rout a groove next to the edging maybe 3/32 deep and wide enough to hide the damage.I'd clean the ends with a chisel and drop in a piece of solid cherry a tiny bit thicker than the groove and when the glue cured,I'd clean it up and hope it looked like a join in the face veneer.

Steve Neul 12-14-2015 06:45 PM

First of all think of what happened. When you trim something like that set the cutting edge to where it just barely cuts the piece your trimming. It's like doing formica work. You always set the trim bit to where it barely cuts the laminate. If any of the parts are out of square it can cause you to burn the edge.

As far as fixing the top I'm with Hwebb99. Cut the edgebanding off but if size is an issue add a thicker piece of wood to the edge. If it were me though I would machine the edgebanding very close to the thickness of the plywood and just sand it.

epicfail48 12-14-2015 08:35 PM

Is this the top or bottom of the lid? If its the bottom of the lid, the side that would face the inside of the chest, leave it be, under stain in a non-noticeable area itll never get noticed. If its the outside of the chest, well, under stain it probably still wouldnt get noticed by most people, but fareastern has a good idea for a fix

Why yes, i have made the exact same mistake once or twice, why do you ask?

Tman1 12-14-2015 10:28 PM

I did the same thing and did something similar to fareastern's suggestion. The only difference is I cut the veneer off of a scrap piece of the plywood I was using. This gave me a very good match. I used the table saw to cut a kerf just beneath the veneer. Then I trimmed it off and did everything else like fareastern suggested.

BigJim 12-14-2015 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fareastern (Post 1195466)
If it were my problem,I'd rout a groove next to the edging maybe 3/32 deep and wide enough to hide the damage.I'd clean the ends with a chisel and drop in a piece of solid cherry a tiny bit thicker than the groove and when the glue cured,I'd clean it up and hope it looked like a join in the face veneer.

I would do like fareastern said also. Before you start to sand the new strip you glued in, take your pencil and make marks on the plywood right up to the solid piece of cherry the full length. By making light pencil marks all the way from one end to the other, you will see the pencil marks disappear as you sand the solid cherry down to the level of the plywood.

Then you will know to stop sanding as it will be flush with the plywood. By doing that with the pencil marks you won't sand through the thin veneer. Don't make heavy pencil marks, it will mar the surface, make light marks.

hwebb99 12-14-2015 11:00 PM

828 Attachment(s)
I "fixed" the problem. I discovered another problem. I had made the lid and the chest 24". The lid was supposed to overhang be 3/4" per side. The solution, cut it up and make a drawer instead. All in all it was a pretty good day. Two lessons learned. Very little wood wasted, and no blood spilled. The lessons were how not to flush trim, and build the lid last. Tomorrows agenda is to build a new top, and hopefully make two end cutting boards. Attachment 201330


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome