Oyster Veneering was a technique used to embellish exquisite furnishings in the 17th Century. The name was given due to the resemblance of cross cut wafers to a whole oyster shell. It is a labor intensive procedure even with our modern methods but the finished product is well worth the time and effort.
In this video, you will see the process I use in the fabrication of the oyster pieces being joined together to create the veneer. The wafers start off at 3/16" thick and sanded to 1/16" once the wafer oysters are all joined together.
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