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Woodworking projects like “How to Make Decorative Wood Veneer Sheets” on the band saw are fun to make. It is also simple when the woodworker understands the techniques to create the wood project. Band saw techniques that are shown in this online video project allow the woodworker a “work safe” environment. Learn how to use a parquetry woodworking technique. Hardwood “diamonds” are cut using the 60 degree band saw sled. The diamonds are then arranged to form beautiful geometric designs. In this woodworking video the laminated wood segments of 3/4″ diamonds are sliced into hardwood veneers of 3/32″ thickness. Six veneer sheets are obtained using a band saw slicing technique developed by The Apprentice and The Journeyman. Be smart, work safe, and learn how to make designs in wood for decorative wood veneer sheets! Watch more woodworking videos on YouTube… Subscribe to the YouTube Channel: Learn more, Experience more! Bob Simmons
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25 Responses to “Woodworking Projects – How to Make Decorative Wood Veneer Sheets – Band Saw Methods”

  1. AppJourneyman says:

    Keep in mind…If the woodworker can arrange the segments with a rub fit of glue, once it dries, the entire veneer sheet will be glued to the substrate. There’s no need for the initial clamping. Plus, how could one clamp it without disturbing the pattern? Great observation on your part. Thanks for watching & asking.

  2. AppJourneyman says:

    I wanted to share an idea. When I make inlay bandings I am able to make a banding log and then rip the log into multiple strips of inlay. I wanted to apply this idea to parquetry. So, 3/4′ segments were glued up to form this design. Then the design was ripped on the band saw to make 3/32″ sheets of veneer. 
    This is better than starting with a thin veneer and cutting individual segments and arranging them to make the overall pattern.

    As far as clamping. A rub fit works well without clamping.

  3. AppJourneyman says:

    This glue up was a spur of the moment idea that took place in the Las Vegas desert during a temperature of 108. No clamps were used at all. White glue was used for its slow setting. Work had to be quick. It was a matter of aligning as best as one could. After all segments were glued to form the overall pattern, a slurry of glue and band saw dust was mixed and troweled across the design. Once dry, the pattern was sanded. The gaps were gone. The eye now focuses on the parquetry pattern.

  4. TheBryman222 says:

    Beautiful work! I had a question about your glue-up. I apologize if this has been asked before, but were you able to clamp this? I imagine if anything you’d have to use a band clamp. I ask because it looks like at around 4:27 there were gaps and then in the next shot around 4:32, the gaps were gone. Did you use a filler?

  5. AppJourneyman says:

    Yes, it is a great design and should work well for a veneer on a woodworking project. Thanks a lot for watching.

  6. lynbren says:

    I love that design

  7. AppJourneyman says:

    Thank you very much for watching these woodworking videos. Please give my best to our fellow woodworkers in Italy. It is a pleasure to share the videos with you.

  8. Luciano De Angelis says:

    It’s a pleasure to watch your videos.

  9. AppJourneyman says:

    Yes, the band saw set up and tuning are very important aspects to quality woodworking. This is a great stationary power tool in the workshop that is so versatile. With a little understanding, the band saw can be set up and tuned in short time. Also, it is just an enjoyable tool to work with while woodworking in the shop.
    Thanks for watching the video clip & also for your comment.

  10. AppJourneyman says:

    Excellent question. At 4:27 narrow gaps. At 4:32 no gaps. Final results of veneer sheets – no gaps. Many of us woodworkers are continually looking to achieve perfection or at the very least, create the illusion of perfection. Getting all of the wood segments to line up perfectly is a challenge, especially on this day when the temperature was 108.

    White glue was spread only on the exterior. It dries clear & sets slowly. The glue set & the project went thru the drum sander. Next – sanding sealer

  11. Weinbergdh says:

    Fantastic technique and effect. How do you fill in the gaps between the pieces that occur at glue-up? They are evident on the initial images and gone after surface prep. Thanks for all your efforts!

  12. AppJourneyman says:

    Leo, You are welcome. Thanks for checking it out.

  13. leo basic says:

    Great video, as always, thanks for another lesson

  14. AppJourneyman says:

    The three wood species are maple, walnut, & cherry.

  15. Bobbysmitreshop says:

    What are the 3 types of wood? Are 2 of them maple and walnut? What’s the third one?

  16. CT2507 says:

    wow… labor of love!

    wow… impressive how u make scrap material into something useful and beautiful..wowow!

    patience and deditaction!!!… wooooowwww!

    :) )

  17. AppJourneyman says:

    You’ll enjoy the process. Resawing the material into veneer sheets is a great way to maximize one efforts.

  18. n8guy says:

    I WILL be doing this at some point. Truly beautiful end result.

  19. AppJourneyman says:

    Much appreciated . Thanks for watching.

  20. 12345mike6789 says:

    That was great, Im glad I watched. I had no idea that was even possible. It looks fantastic on video, great thumb nail.

  21. AppJourneyman says:

    Bonus points for this question!

    It takes the same amount of time and work for cutting & gluing in this operation. Use thicker material in the beginning & produce more veneer! No extra effort aside from the slicing of veneer. It is better productivity.

    So, why was 3/4″ material chosen? It was scrap material. Aside from presenting a few techniques, this demonstration show how small pieces of scrap wood can be cut safely and made into something quite pleasing.

    Thanks for asking.

  22. Frank Spillman says:

    Really nice. Beautiful, in fact. I was wondering, since cutting up and gluing the diamonds together seems to be the hardest part, why not use thicker stock to get more sheets per glue up? Or did you uses 3/4 stock because this is just a demo/teaching video?

    I have watched all of your videos, and referred back to them often. Thanks for the effort.

  23. AppJourneyman says:

    Thanks! The glue up is a little tedious. It is a matter of keeping the pattern aligned. It also looks best when the grain direction for each diamond is in the same direction. This requires a bit of focus. It’s fun to see the pattern as it evolves from just a few wood segments.

    Thanks for watching.

  24. crumblenaut says:

    Beautiful work!!! The glue up looks really tedious, but the end result is simply amazing!
    Thanks for sharing.

  25. Bear5177 says:

    I can only imagine how long the first piece must have taken to glue up.

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