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Posted on Sticking it Together; What Glue to Use?

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#1 posted 12-13-2006 06:11 AM

Hey guys. Just thought I’d throw in my 2 cents on veneer glue. I have done the PVA glue ironing trick and it actually does work. But you should definitely practice on scraps first. There’s a little bit of a learning curve. Honestly though, Im not a real big fan of pva glues for veneering applications. I use Unibond 800 for all of my veneering. Its a 2 part plastic resin glue that provides a very rigid glue line and doesn’t introduce water into the veneer. You also have a very long working time.

Now for edging, I never bother applying veneer strips unless they are pre-glued. Its just too much darn work for me any other way. :) And I have to agree with Karson about using home-sawn 1/4” thick edging whenever possible. But if I were applying edge tape that wasnt pre-glued, I would probably use regular pva glue and make a long caul with cork on the business end. This will help you get even pressure all along the joint.

Good luck!!


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