The Melville Clark Restoration Page 6
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After glueing the veneer on then all side have to be trimmed and sanded carefully and any cut outs or holes had to be marked and redrilled. As I preped these pieces I took measurements of all holes and anything unusual and wrote it all down in a note book so I could later duplicate the holes.
Looks much better, but it was a struggle. Still has to be trimmed and sanded.
Looks much better, but it was a struggle. Still has to be trimmed and sanded.

Soon this mess will look like one board. Just wait for it.

Glue is drying. Wait for it.
Wait for it.

Here it is, when I get the edges done you will never know I repaired the wood inside.

These were a bit of a challenge as well I wish I could have taken them off to work on but they were screwed and glue originally and I didn't want to chance breaking them or anything else.
Much nicer with a new coat of veneer. I used Titan DX glue which in theory cleans up with water but I had little luck with that. I do like the way it works just use disposable brushes and you'll be fine. I also used a scraper to scrape any air bubbles out instead of a roller and I think it worked better, I felt like I could put more pressure on the scraper.
This is the repaired side Looks great I think.
and a little whoop de doo. Still needs trimmed and sanded.
the full effect.

Sanded and pretty.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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