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post #1 of 7 Old 05-25-2012, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to Start Veneering

I'm going to take my first crack at veneering some small panels for box lids in the near future. I've got a few pieces of veneer picked out and I'll be ordering some veneer softener today.

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Any good tips for a first timer experimenting with some small panels? I won't be taping any pieces this time around. For such small parts, is Titebond or Titebond III OK? I see myself doing more veneering in the future, so I'm not opposed to buying a better glue choice now.

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A softener is unnecessary unless the veneer is curly, bumpy, wavy. Some burls and crotches need to be relaxed. Otherwise, any white or yellow glue will work as long as the veneer is held in place and even pressure has been applied.





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Thanks! These pieces I have are pretty flat. I've got one piece of the Sycamore that has some splits, so I was planning to use that for a couple test runs.

I was thinking about putting the panel between two pieces of wax paper and then placing that between two pieces of MDF and aplying some weight on top, or maybe even clamping it all down to the bench with an additional board or piece of MDF.

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Any carpenters glue would work fine for small parts. If you get into large sheets I would recommend using a power resin glue. Carpenters glues will dry around the edges and stay wet in the center for a long time where the resin glue will dry all the way across.
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I put my first veneer sheets under pressure with some softener tonight. Hopefully they'll come out nice and flat and ready to roll this next weekend.


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  • I use cold press glue from titebond an its never let me down if you are looking to do big panels think about a vacum press
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I've never been able to use enough weight to keep it flat....try using cauls and clamps to get the pressure you need on the sandwich.

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