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Beginner's Guide - The Vacuum Press & Veneering #8: Video Episode 6

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Blog entry by David posted 2630 days ago 5984 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, this is the last of this set of video episodes completing my first run at a veneering project. The panel turned out great and I am looking forward to exploring other wood species. This was a lot of fun. Trust me, if I can do this right out of the gates, anyone can!

Thanks to Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions and JoeWoodworker.com

Finally the vacuum press is loaded!
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The vacuum quick connector attached to the vacuum bag
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Final 1/4 inch MDF hardboard panel veneered with Movingu
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Close-up of panel edge
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The final (light colored) panel taped up to a cherry quilt chest frame for comparison
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The final video episode for this installment

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com



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mot

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#1 posted 2630 days ago

A wonderful series David! This, by far, trumps any production from K and T. You raised the bar on description, presentation and information. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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David

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#2 posted 2630 days ago

Mot -

Thanks! Well not to disagree with the kind gentleman from Canada, but the K & T Productions are awesome! I think podcasts are one of our most important tools – what a great way to learn and share with fellow woodworkers. Also a wonderful way get to know another woodworker. I learn so much visually. I have learned so much from the various podcasts and photo essays. It is a pleasure to be able to contribute!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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oscorner

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#3 posted 2630 days ago

Is the lighter colored wood the veneer? Those are some great close ups of the vacuum press. A close up of the finished board would have been nice, but the overall production was very nice. Thanks, David.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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David

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#4 posted 2630 days ago

Mark -

Ask and you shall receive! I realized that was confusing so I updated the entry to include two photos of the final panel. Again, the panel was an experiment before I commit to a larger project. I am planning on veneering flat panels for frame & panel construction utilizing some interesting wood species for contrast and variety.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

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#5 posted 2630 days ago

Does the panel get any edge treatment?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 2630 days ago

Mot -

This panel was “just for fun” so I could check out the process and discover any potential problems before I commit to a bigger project such as a 14×27 inch panel for one of my chests. My initial thought was to just toss the panel once I completed the trial run. Only problem is now I am attached to it – it looks great with finish and I still can’t believe I did it! When I make the panels for my chests, there is no edge treatment as I will set them in a groove in the frame & panel units. Of course one could always attach edge banding. If you check out Neil Lamens current project, he veneered 3/4 inch MDF panels for drawer fronts and then applied mitered edge banding.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

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#7 posted 2630 days ago

Oh cool. I had “drawer front,” on the brain because of the size of the panel. I got so caught up in your video that I forgot it was a test. You see, the first time I do something as part of a test, there’s blood, bandaids, profanity and the “smashed my finger” dance. Watching your videos demonstrated a calm resolve that gave me the impression that it was more than a test. LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2630 days ago

Great series David. These are such a great way to share….Thanks.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Karson

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#9 posted 2629 days ago

David; great series of veneering.

It is a fun project isn’t it. I find that I probably do veneer in almost every project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 2629 days ago

Bob & Karson -

Thanks so much for the kind comments! It is a lot of fun.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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furnitologist

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#11 posted 2628 days ago

Hey David:

SUPER turorial….............How did you like the cold press glue?? Is the consistancy of the glue easily spreadable? How thick did you roll it on? Was there much squeeze out??

Really nice job David!!!!

PS – You and Mot….....kinda got me, I saw the post and video, and thought there’s no way I’d lend a tool out, I’d share in my shop, but heck after all this is an awfully nice forum, maybe some guys would????? The the reaization of a snipe hunt!!!!

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David

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#12 posted 2628 days ago

Neil -

Thanks for the kind comments. Means a lot, especially from the person that set me down the veneer pathway. As I mentioned before, and what you alluded to in your episodes [Episode 6 Part 1 and Episode 6 Part 2], my head is reeling with the possibilities of veneer application. I can’t tell you how many times I watched your veneering series. What a wonderful and intriguing primer on veneering!

Well I don’t have any experience with other glues yet so my database is limited. I did like how easy the Cold Press glue was to apply. I rolled out very nicely and was easy to clean up. I rolled it on approximately the thickness that one would use when painting a wall. I had no squeeze out on the edges or field and no bleed thru.

As for Mot . . . well he is way too much fun to interact with! As with a number of very interesting folks that I have had the pleasure of interacting with, I am spoiled that technology allows for narrowing the distances!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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miles125

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#13 posted 2628 days ago

I want one!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#14 posted 2608 days ago

Neil
Excellent job.

Because waiting for the glue to dry is such a bummer (ask Gizmodyne) I try to speed up other aspects. I noticed that it took quite a while to take the blue tape off the project.

Paul Schurch (www.schurchwoodwork.com) has a set of tweezers that are flat and sharp and easily slide under the tape. They do not mar the veneer and make removing the tape a whole lot faster and easier. They may be available other places.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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David

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#15 posted 2607 days ago

Xavier -

Thanks or the great link to Paul Schurch – very cool site to explore!

As you can tell by my video, this is a new process for me so I don’t yet have a sense of what is taking a long time. Being the first attempt, everything seemed very fast and I was afraid I was going to do something wrong! Alll in all, I thought veneering was a lot of fun and I am planning on using it alot. I have much to do to improve my begining skills.

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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