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Forum topic by liong43 posted 04-14-2010 01:52 AM 1063 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2010 01:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: veneering

I have many times got problem when laminating basswood veneer on mdf / particle board. the veneer delaminated an seem like bubble on the surface. I used hot press to do this job, But when I laminate other veneer like oak and cherry, it almost perfect. Please help me to find the solution. I am looking forward your help. Thanks.

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 02:17 AM

I’ve never tried to laminate basswood, and I’ve never used a hot press, so these are guesses.

Basswood is not very dense at all, so I have a feeling it would expand and contract a lot with changes in temperature and humidity – probably much more than oak or cherry. The heat from your process may be causing the wood to change size, causing delamination problems. I don’t know if your glue is a water base, but if it is that could add to the problem.

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 04:06 PM

Veneers can be tricky, especially if you are not using the right method. My suggestion is to give these people a call and see if they can give you some answers.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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