I started a new speaker project (it truly is an illness
). I picked up some veneer, a burl this time. I have a question for some of you that have worked with burls.
It is my understanding that burls can be fragile, this is a plane tree burl, it does not seem to be too fragile, I have worked with makore that has been more delicate. The reason I bring this up is that I am planning to use heat lock to apply the veneer, my question, are the burls more likely to crack with the heat? Should I consider using a veneer softener?
What about the bark inclusions, they are rather small, would I be better off leaving them or would I be better off filling them with putty or plugging them with a plug from another sheet?
Last question, I like the color as it is now, I have seen Sapele's get darker after finishing with poly, what type of finish would help maintain the current color?
Here are a few pics:
Any advice is appreciated.