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Blog series by David updated 2506 days ago 9 parts 30748 reads 75 comments total

Part 1: Bag Storage

2609 days ago by David | 13 comments »

VACUUM PRESS BAG STORAGE CONTAINERI recently was inspired to start veneering using the vacuum press by Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions. If you haven’t had a chance to check out his website and video blog, it is really worthwhile to pay a visit sometime. He is currently finishing a contemporary veneered ash lingerie chest. I have been fascinated by this series. He has really focused on design elements and shop efficiency. His two episodes ( Episode 6 - Part 1 and Episode 6 - Part ...

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Part 2: A Primer Library

2609 days ago by David | 9 comments »

Below is my basic primer on veneering and the vacuum press. There is a lot of information available. This is the basic set that I have been studying. PRINT RESOURCES Purchased from JoeWoodworker.com From my FWW library – available online at FWW From my FWW library – available online at FFW From my FWW library – available online at FWW ONLINE RESOURCES Neil Lamens Furnitology Funitology Veneering Episodes: Episode 6 - Part 1 Episode 6 ...

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Part 3: Video Episode 1

2604 days ago by David | 6 comments »

My vacuum veneer press arrived from JoeWoodworker.com and I am excited to get it set up and start veneering. This episode goes reviews the press and the vacuum bag. Thanks to Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions and JoeWoodworker.com

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Part 4: Video Episode 2

2604 days ago by David | 5 comments »

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...

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Part 5: Video Episode 3

2604 days ago by David | 6 comments »

This episode completes the tape-up process for my first panel. More to come – I am trying to keep the clips short for easy uploading. Just a quick teaser . . . the panel turned out great. If I can do this anyone can! Thanks to Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions and JoeWoodworker.com

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Part 6: Video Episode 4

2604 days ago by David | 4 comments »

This episode continues with making a platten for the veneer vacuum press leading into the next episode about glue-up. Thanks again to Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions and JoeWoodworker.com

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Part 7: Video Episode 5

2604 days ago by David | 2 comments »

This episode covers glue-up of the “veneer package” leading to the final episode loading the vacuum press. Thanks again to Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions and JoeWoodworker.com

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Part 8: Video Episode 6

2604 days ago by David | 23 comments »

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! The vacuum quick connector attached to the vacuum bag Final 1/4 inch MDF hardboard panel veneered with Mov...

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Part 9: Download Project Instructions

2506 days ago by David | 7 comments »

Download PDF Instructions to Build Your Own Vacuum Press Bag Stoarge Container

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