Post by karma67 on Jan 5, 2020 9:14:24 GMT
oliver kindly asked if is share my plinth build on here,apologies to those who have already seen it elsewhere.
so it all starts from a design,heres a drawing of what im doing,i used a panzerholz top board and the sides are mu25 beech plywood.
the first thing i made was a veneer press,not only to veneer the top with but to also laminate the 3 boards up to get the final thickness.
so far so good as they say!
the first job was to glue together the 2 ply boards,pva adhesive was used and the press worked a treat.
the second lay up was gluing the 2 ply boards to the panzerholz board,for this i used an epoxy resin as panzerholz wont accept water based glues.
here you can see a nice resin beed being squeezed out.
whilst this was left to cure overnight i turned my attention to the veneer,im using cocobolo for the plinth,very rare and exotic,from the same family as rio rosewood.
i spent a while selecting where on the sheet id cut the top from.
once the resin had cured overnight it was time to profile it to shape,here you can see how well the press did its job,a nice tight join of all 3 boards with no obvious glue line.
now i can veneer the top board,i used to veneer on a daily basis but ive not done any for at least 10 yrs!
again i had to use epozy resin rather than pva for this. the 2 sheets of cocobolo where taped together and pressed flat for 24 hrs prior to laying.
after a further 24 hrs to cure i trimmed off the over hang and removed the veneer tape.
given it a wipe over with meths is a good indication of what the colour will be when clear coated
the next job was to route out the hole for the turntable,i made a template for this.
the job id been dreading was next,lots of waste to remove,i made a template up to profile the underneath leaving just 20mm of ply left for the sides and feet area.
and after what seemed like years i was left with this.
so thats it up to date,the sides need to be veneered next,a job for the weekend i think.