Well with peace prevailing on my NN border i am now happy and able to start up the jointer, plane and other machines and get back at it.
So over the weekend ( Don i did not post in the Friday thread cause i did not want to jinx my chances) I got some time to get back at it.
Working on the Wood Magazine Jewelry chest I started way back when. Well at that time i had taken some of the MI chocolate that you know who gave me and cut and milled it to close to size ready for further processing.
Now having cut a great piece and bookmatched Attachment 44836it as close as i ever will achieve, i ended up with the piece being too thin for the project specs. Attachment 44835Should be 1/2 inch slab and i got less than 1/4.
I so badly want to do this door with the bookmatched piece that i cut and glued up a slab to laminate the bookmatched piece to.
I have not as yet planned the bookmatch piece post glue up,need some advise on how to do it. Then i have in mind to glue it to the slab after i have planned the slab post glue up.
My problem is like i have seen posted here before but live in eternal hope that my case is different, i have a resulting bow Attachment 44831in my bookmatch glued up piece.
I tried clamping it to the slab as can be seen,Attachment 44838 to attempt to train it back to normal but no luck. I have taken shots of the end grain of both to show you what i am up against and would like to keep the momentum on this project. With your advise on the way forward i will do just that so please fire away.
By the way after laminating the two together i will plane the slab down to about the same thickness as the bookmatch. The two together need to be just over 1/2 inch.
Ooops i nearly forgot here are my list of questions
1) How do i go about planning the underside of this bowed panel for glue up to the slab with it being bowed and so thin. ( I have dewalt 735)
2) How should i go about laminating this panel to the slab. Glue type, clamping method.
3) When all glued up if i plane the underside of the slab to 1/4 inch how do you think this will affect the overall "new panel" Will the two bow against each other which is what i am hoping and offset the forces at play in the wood?
Thanks all for any and all suggestions.
While you at it throw in your thoughts on finishing to be able to get the best from the grain on the bookmatch.