ONE ON ONE - THE CORE AND THE VENEERS ARE JOINED
You will now see the oyster veneer skin laminated to the core (which was made weeks prior) in the mold which was made especially for this shape. The underside skin of spalted scrub oak veneer is being laminated at the same time but we didn't film it. The adhesive, urea resin, is somewhat toxic in the resinous state but is quite inert once it has cured. It gets very hard, not unlike epoxy, and adheres very well to wood. A piece of high pressure laminate (Formica) is used as a hard flat face to push the veneer down flat.
One thing that is not noticeable with the mold but adds a nice subtle aspect, is that it is not only a volute like curve , but also has a mild helical turn so that it flairs open slightly at the front. Just a detail that adds a bit more movement to the piece.
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