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Butterfly Dining Table #6: Vacuum Press Veneering and Shop Sawn Veneer

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 11-30-2015 10:37 PM 1034 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Split Top Sliding Assembly Part 6 of Butterfly Dining Table series Part 7: Cutting, Sizing and Framing the Top »

This time I’m starting to make the top for the table. Since it’s going to have a solid wood frame around it, I need to use veneered panels. I show how to make shop sawn veneer and get it ready for veneering. Then I show how I glue it to the substrate, and how to use the vacuum bag to press it to the substrate.

I had a lot of fun doing this as it is a new process for me. If you would like to learn more about the vacuum bag veneering process, I recommend going to Andy Pitts’ You Tube channel also, as he is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and has some great videos.

As always, I welcome your questions and comments!

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You Tube Link – https://youtu.be/6C9zoWRXAww

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/



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#1 posted 11-30-2015 11:37 PM

Another great video!!

Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 11:38 PM

Hi Guy:
I see a lot of comments on You Tube. I need to fix my You Tube channel so I get notified when you but up a new show.
Let’s talk about your selection of walnut. Personally I really liked your choice of wood with knots and holes. My wife would make sure that the a large top had something other than plane boards. She like the wood to have points of interest. When I am working with Quarter Sawn White Oak, she wants toe sap wood to show or a solid knot in the piece. Very Good Choice. I am glad you did not have problems with the bag. The only thing I would have done differently would used some paper between the venue and the netting so you don’t mess up the netting. I see you are making very good progress on the table.
In the show where you were working on the frame, you could have used a couple of wedges or 18 Ga. nailer. Wedges have saved me several times.
Have FUN.

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 12:14 AM



Another great video!!

Thanks for sharing.

- English

Hey John! Thanks!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 12:16 AM



Hi Guy:
I see a lot of comments on You Tube. I need to fix my You Tube channel so I get notified when you but up a new show.
Let s talk about your selection of walnut. Personally I really liked your choice of wood with knots and holes. My wife would make sure that the a large top had something other than plane boards. She like the wood to have points of interest. When I am working with Quarter Sawn White Oak, she wants toe sap wood to show or a solid knot in the piece. Very Good Choice. I am glad you did not have problems with the bag. The only thing I would have done differently would used some paper between the venue and the netting so you don t mess up the netting. I see you are making very good progress on the table.
In the show where you were working on the frame, you could have used a couple of wedges or 18 Ga. nailer. Wedges have saved me several times.
Have FUN.

- Bigrock

thanks for the encouragement BigRock. The glue I used won’t stick to anything non-porous (like plastic) so it didn’t effect the netting in any negative way.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#5 posted 12-02-2015 02:15 PM

Guy, what did you use to fill the knot holes?

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#6 posted 12-03-2015 12:57 AM



Guy, what did you use to fill the knot holes?

- horky

Horky, I used System 3 epoxy with a couple of drops of black Transtint dye. It works great!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 05:50 PM

Fantastic Guy. I’ve also used graphite mixed with epoxy to fill knotted holes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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