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My First Veneered Panels

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 06-20-2012 07:24 AM 950 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time will tell, but I’m pretty pleased with how my first go at veneering has turned out. I’m planning to use these panels in box lids.

http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/06/first-veneered-panels.html

I got a lot of great advice before taking this shot at veneering. Critique is always welcome.

Pete

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/



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#1 posted 06-20-2012 01:17 PM

Hey Pete, I went over and looked at your glue up. Very nice, that is exactly the method and glue I use. To flatten the veneer I just use straight water from a mist spray bottle. Mist, wait a few seconds and stick it in the press. I generally use 1/4” ply which is actually 3/16. Most of my veneer is considerably less than 1/8 of an inch so the 3/16 plus the veneer fits into the 1/4” dado for my box tops.
When doing boxes, I have them all built and the veneered panel goes from the press right into the dado, so I have never had the curling problem you experienced, but I am glad you brought this to light and I hope I can remember the lesson you learned.
I can’t wait to see what you build with your new veneered panels. Thanks
Jack

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 01:20 PM

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 12:59 PM

That’s a great idea Jack. I used 1/8 inch MDF and so the panels are a little over 1/8 inch thick now, so I’ll have to adjust for that when I cut the dado to hold the panel.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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