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natenaaron

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11-01-2017 06:10 PM

I want to play with veneer. There is no one near me who sells it so I will have to order. Ths means I need a reputable supplier. So, I am approaching the community to find an upstanding veneer supplier.

I don’t have the money for a vac bag system. I like the idea of the clothes iron method of attaching but is it too easy to be effective?


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 06:13 PM

Check out Veneer Supplies (sometimes called Joe Woodworker). Everything you need, including stuff to build your own press, and great CS. I built mine using one of Joe’s rebuilt Thomas pumps (7-8 years ago) and it has worked great.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Loren

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 06:18 PM

As long as your panels are of modest size
and flat you can press veneers with a lot
of regular clamps. You’ll be limited by
the throat depths of your clamps.

I’ve never ironed it on by heating dried PVA
glue. It seems to me like a method better
suited to making repairs than new work.

The traditional way to do it with hot hide glue
works very well. I’ve been too intimidated to
try it myself but I suspect it’s easier than it
looks.

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DS

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#3 posted 11-01-2017 08:59 PM

Some good suggestions here;
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/236457

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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jmos

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 11:54 PM

I’ve had good luck with Joe Woodworker also.

My work has been limited to smaller panels. I bought two 1/4 sheets of melamine coated chip board from the big box store and use pieces of them as a press (nice because the glue doesn’t stick.) With some boards as cauls and my regular F-style clamps I’ve had pretty good luck with clamping them up.

The trick I found was not to use too much glue; my first attempts were too wet and the panels had terrible ripples. I’ve never tried ironing it, nor hot hide glue.

-- John

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#5 posted 11-02-2017 12:35 AM

Best place to get veneer is www.certainlywood.com

You don’t need a vacuum bag at all. If you are just doing smaller flat panels, pick up some titebond cold press glue and use that. Once you start using veneer more, switch over to hide glue. Definitely the best option as it’s reversible and fixable if you mess up. A veneer hammer, hide glue, and something to keep the glue hot is all you need.

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

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AlaskaGuy

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#6 posted 11-02-2017 01:04 AM

Joe woodworker has a ton of information on that site if you dig around a bit. I think it’s a great place for a newbie.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#7 posted 11-02-2017 06:34 PM

Most local hardwood suppliers will offer veneer sheets.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#8 posted 11-02-2017 08:11 PM

You can buy paper back veneer. It’s real
easy to work with but the figure is generally
bland.

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rustynails

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#9 posted 11-02-2017 11:13 PM

B&B Rare Woods <veneers> great prices. Talk to Dave.

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natenaaron

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#10 posted 12-02-2017 10:36 PM

I stopped off at Woodworker’s Supply in Phoenix, since I was down there anyway, and holy cow, their veneer is expensive.

Gonna order it.

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#11 posted 12-03-2017 12:01 AM



I stopped off at Woodworker s Supply in Phoenix, since I was down there anyway, and holy cow, their veneer is expensive.

Gonna order it.

- natenaaron


B&B Rare Woods <veneers> great prices.

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