Wood veneer scarf joint - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 02-26-2014, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
View bodhi's Photo Album My Photos
Wood veneer scarf joint

Hello,

I am trying to wrap a bic lighter in two layers of 1/64" birch ply. I have tried a standard butt joint and maybe I just need more practice but it just doesn't look good. I want the joint on the outer layer to be hidden so I would like to use a scarf joint.

Can someone recommend a method for basically knife edging this super thin wood?

Or does anyone have a better idea for that outer join?

Thanks!
Alexander

First attempt:
Attached Images
 
bodhi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 03-01-2014, 10:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 576
View Midlandbob's Photo Album My Photos
Practice using about 150 grit sandpaper that is glued to a flat board. You should be able to the get a fairly even taper to nothing. If you use one of the new cyanoacrylate glues that are colourless and set up in a few minutes and elastic tape like electrical tape as the clamp, it might work.
If you need the wetting of a water based glue to make the veneer pliable, pick one whose colour blends. Maybe a few wraps of veneer.?
I did some perfume bottles a few years back and had problems with late failures from wood movement around a fixed tube. Good luck.
Midlandbob is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with veneer. Use Heart wood or not? Lupus General Woodworking Discussion 1 03-06-2012 11:35 AM
scarf joints joetab24 General Woodworking Discussion 12 07-12-2011 09:28 AM
scarf joint question Novicesaw Joinery 1 06-29-2011 04:52 PM
Scarf Joint Adhesive? What to use?? sully Joinery 1 07-25-2010 05:40 PM
what types of tape can i use to joint wood veneer together? juanation General Woodworking Discussion 5 02-22-2010 08:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

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