This project will give you the opportunity to learn a novel process for incorporating thin, commercial veneers with the Shaper Origin! With this knowledge and a few basic, but necessary items, you can build this project and then proceed to creating your own incredible motifs!
- Raw veneer (commercial 1/42”) Available from many sources or I have veneer packs specific to this project: (link to my website goes here)
- 1/4” MDF to create 24” x 24” minimum work area
(project default size 20" x 16", but can be scaled)
Before starting, check out the video above, (or here Shaper Origin Inlay Tutorial
https://youtu.be/BS2D3sVmnnw ) where I'll show you how to work with this fragile material, employing a fantastic solution for temporarily holding the veneers in place, whilst they're being cut with the Shaper Origin. You'll see how easy it is to remove the puzzle pieces once cut, assemble the entire project and adhere this assembly to your choice of substrate.
Veneer packs available here: https://ramonvaldezfinefurniture.com/product/shaper-origin-veneer-packs-with-free-svg-files-tutorial/
First make a fixture using MDF, spare veneer, and Shaper Tape. Use Easy-Tack 7020 to adhere veneer to your fixture, and once the veneer blank is lightly adhered to your work area, simply begin by cutting all of the pieces (files), sky, Shiprock, cacti, landscape, moon, etc.
Use low adhesion tape from the front side to assemble all these pieces like a puzzle. Squeegee glue into seams from back side…keep flat & allow to dry, then remove tape from the front. Adhere (clamps & cauls or veneer bag) this assembly to your choice of substrate. Another veneer or balance sheet should be applied to the back side...this creates a stable panel. Sand flush & smooth...finish with your choice of clear protectant. Enjoy!