Veneer Gluing Technique

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Project by Sir_Robert posted 07-30-2008 11:26 PM 4326 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use zip ties and short dowel pieces to cinch up veneer glued to curved surfaces, like the violin body form in the photo. Use zip ties in pairs on top and bottom of the form to hold each dowel. Needle-nose pliers are the preferred tool for adjusting the tightness of the zip ties.

If one zip tie is too short, you can always hook two or more in tandem, as shown.

Once the glue dries, just snip off the zip ties and the outer dowels fall off.

-- Sir Robert

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#1 posted 07-31-2008 02:35 AM

Hey, that’s a great idea I’ll file away for when I need it. Thanks.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 07-31-2008 04:16 AM

Hi Sir Robert Sir;

Another in a series of proving there’s nothing wrong with your thinking cap!

All helpful ideas!


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#3 posted 07-31-2008 04:52 AM

A great idea. Hope I remember that, at the same time that I find my zip ties.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 07-31-2008 11:38 PM

Great tip Sir Robert.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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