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#1 posted 11-21-2011 07:45 PM

Wingstress – what glue are you using to vacuum press your veneers?

Often the lightening, especially burls which have so much end-grain will wick the glue as you are experiencing.
One way to avoid is to use 2 ply veneer since it will have less glue coming to the surface.

Some use epoxy, others a thickened PVA that has fibres in it as a thickener – so less weep

Good luck – the burl veneering I have done to make a radial match end-table I just used titebond white glue on walnut burl, and I didn’t have a problem losing the grain (or at least not as dramatic as your longboard) and I finished with Waterlox original (tung oil wiping varnish).


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