Repair Ripple Front veneer repair

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  1. Docs-Clocks

    Docs-Clocks Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Mar 15, 2008
    I have a J. C. Brown ripple front that needs veneer for the arch and the round dial door. Is anyone reproducing these?
    Henry Newman, Docs-Clocks, Clayton, Ga.:)
  2. Bill Ward

    Bill Ward Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    EE (spec. acoustics) now medicine
    There was a member in Florida named, umm, Rosen? Perhaps he's gone now, as he'd be quite elderly, but he was Mr. Ripple Molding. He made both straight and curved moldings in historic patterns. Check the Bulletin index for his full name- at least one article appeared there about him. Also, I think Fine Woodworking profiled him. Perhaps his widow or son might still have some pieces.
    The history of ripple molding is quite interesting. It first appeared in the Renaissance, in Sourthern Germany, and was brought to the Low Countries by their "Spanish" rulers. It seems to have always have been made by machine. It's sort of the straight line version of engine turning. It's not really veneer.

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