Sunburst pattern – routing

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Walnut veneer sunburst pattern Routing the segments to a point The setup to machine the veneer segments is actually pretty simple.  Firstly, a large enough sheet of MDF to cater for our longest veneer segment edge (approx. 1300mm for me) with a known straight edge to run a router template cutter with a bottom bearing from.  Next the 10.1 degree …

Sunburst pattern – cutting

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Walnut veneer sunburst pattern Marking out and rough cut Template The first thing I need is a template.  For my pattern each veneer segment is at 10 degrees.  It was a conscious decision to pick a number that divides into 90 as it means that there is a straight line along the join between top and back.  This will be …

Sunburst pattern – prep

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Walnut Veneer sunburst pattern Preparation Intro. I have had a few comments on Instagram asking for a bit more detail about how to achieve the veneer sunburst pattern to a high degree of accuracy, so the intent of this mini-series of blogs is to follow the process from start to finish. Firstly, let me set the scene in terms of …