This is part of a series of pendants I have been working on for a little while now.  Its stack laminated veneer that you sand through to show the different layers.  

Step 1: Tools and Materials

For this one not a ton of tools or materials needed and a lot of the stuff can pretty easily be replaced by something else you have handy 

  • Veneer-​ I tend to have a bunch hanging around the house and the shop, but some good contrasting colors really work well in this project.  If you don't have any lying around rockler has a nice bundle of assorted veneers here if you are looking for something specific Berkshire Veneer has a great selection, but you have to order a larger amount
  • Glue-  I like Titebond II or Titebond III, but any carpenters/ alaphatic resin glue will work.
  • Sandpaper- 150 grit, 220, and then 400 sanding sponge
  • finish-  I used a vinyl sanding sealer (Lacquer Base)  and a Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer for a topcoat

  • Clamps
  • a couple of flat blocks or clamping pads to sandwich the veneer between
  • handscrew/vise
  • coping saw/scroll saw
  • rasps and files of varying aggression
  • drill 
  • razor blade/veneer saw/ very sharp saw

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