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bonobo

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02-03-2016 06:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question cherry walnut teak mahogany cocobolo veneering

I want to try hammer veneering and I just picked up 15 pounds of various book matched veneers from a heap that a guy has stored in his damp garage. The stuff I grabbed was mostly in stacks a couple feet long.

I’m just thinking that my apartment is bone dry and I’m wondering if I should put it into garbage bags or is it likely to go mouldy if left sealed up too long. I’ve left it out on the balcony for the time being but it’s not very sheltered.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain


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#1 posted 02-03-2016 06:37 PM

Honestly, it doesn’t matter.

When you go to use them, if they are too dry/brittle or have warped and aren’t flat, then just spray with some warm water, cover with newspaper on both sides, and place under large flat objects to weigh it down and dry it out. It will come out flat and pliable and is easy to use again.

I’ve done that with very wavy, brittle, and buckled veneer, and then veneered a curved side.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 02-03-2016 10:28 PM

Thanks. I’ll just stick it all into a plastic storage bin for now.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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