Beginner's Guide - The Vacuum Press & Veneering #4: Video Episode 2

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Blog entry by David posted 06-07-2007 07:14 PM 3629 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, its going to be a long afternoon and evening as I am excited to “press on” and start my first veneering project. I am going to veneer a small panel as an experiment to see how the process works. I purchased a couple of veneer packs on sale at Rockler to use in my experiment. This first panel is 1/4 inch MDF hardboard veneered with movingui, a hard wood from Africa using TiteBond Cold Press Veneer Glue.

Veneer – A thin surface layer, as of finely grained wood, glued to a base of inferior material.

Flitch – The thin layers of veneer sliced from a cross–section of a log. Flitch veneers are often kept in order as they are sliced from a log.

MOVINGUI is a bright lemon to orange-colored wood that originated in Africa. The first part of the tree’s botanical name, Distemonanthus benthamianus, roughly translates to two-stamened flower, and it is named after Bentham, a 19th century English botanist. It is sometimes called African or Nigerian satinwood because its heartwood is very lustrous and some of the more highly figured wood resembles satinwood. In Know Your Woods, Albert Constantine Jr. says it is the grain, color and “general beauty” of movingui that have invited comparisons to Nigerian satinwood.

According to the Encyclopedia of Wood, the names movingui and Distemonanthus are commonly used in the United Kingdom, while Nigerian satinwood is most often used in the United States.

Thanks to Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions and


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#1 posted 06-07-2007 08:24 PM

Great Video, David. Very imformative and well done. My bank account just got lighter.

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#2 posted 06-08-2007 07:02 AM

Great stuff. Need to publish these as podcasts.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-12-2007 02:46 PM

Thank you for your exelent work on these. I have never had the courage to try this but after seeing the first two I now have the confidence to try it.

Thank you thank you,

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#4 posted 06-17-2007 10:45 PM

Good job David.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 02:39 PM

Thanks David,

This was an informative video. You have made it look fairly easy so far.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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