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Wood Veneer Rivas :)

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  1. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    OR
    I know there is another thread for the woodchuck, but I wanted to share this in a new thread. I have taken a liking to covering my Riva/egos with wood veneer, and they are looking good! The light colored one is Birch, had trouble with the seam showing on that one for a first try, but after some practice, I think I know how to avoid that next time. The med color is Cherry, and the dark color is Walnut. I still have not made one with the red oak that I have seen other's already using, but after this weekend you can bet I will. I am using Minwax PolyShades Stain and Polyurethan in 1. Pecan color.

    See for yourself:
     

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  2. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    OR
    Here are a couple more pics... you can see the back side in the first pic, nice clean seam...
     

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  3. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    US
    Wow, those are very nice! Match the golden drip tip perfectly. :)

    I'm also surprised how little width they add. It still has a pretty nice line to it.
     
  4. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    OR
    Me too, and they sand down nicely. I made a few mistakes at first, but the learning curve was small, and I think I could easily pump these out... now that I have the basics figured out. I keep surprising myself each time I take on a new mod and it actually works!
     
  5. tybin

    tybin ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 17, 2010
    WA
    wow. that's pretty cool!
     
  6. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    OR
    Not trying to brag, just want to state that those were made over a 48hour period, waiting for the stain to dry, sanding and restaining took the longest time. I used the top of my wood stove to heat and roll the veneer onto the riva. Just have to watch out for the button, don't want to melt it.
     
  7. wheelofdelight

    wheelofdelight Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Ft Scott, Kansas
    I think what you have done with these is just too awesome! way to go keep it up!
     
  8. akingsley9000

    akingsley9000 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2009
  9. riverwinds

    riverwinds Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
    Florida
    OMG everyone of them are gorgeous! WOOT ! Did I understand you to say you've used self adhesive veneer? How about some more details, if you don't mind. Thanks.
     
  10. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
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  11. riverwinds

    riverwinds Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
    Florida
    `Wow. Thanks for the link. I'm gonna attempt to make em' as pretty as yours.
     
  12. Seabrook

    Seabrook Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2010
    Oceanside, CA
    Super good job! Thanks for the link.
     
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