glueing hand cut veneer

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I am going to build a small cabinet on stand using veneer,i already have the veneer sliced at 1/10” ,using some mdf edged with solid wood my question is what is the best glue to use,i don,t have a vacuum press i was just going to clamp it between some peices of ply

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#1 posted 1063 days ago

With 1/40” veneer you can roll yellow glue onto both surfaces, let it dry,
then iron it on (just like edgebanding) with a household iron.

1/8” veneer will act a lot more like solid wood. Use a caul and clamps
or weights. Cinder blocks work.

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#2 posted 1063 days ago

You can even water down the yellow glue by 50% and roll it on. After it dries, spray with water and iron on.

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#3 posted 1063 days ago

Either yellow or white glue would work just fine. You could even use contact cement.

If it is a large surface and it is going to take a long time to spread the glue (starts setting up before you’re ready) you could use plastic resin glue (DAP Weldwood). This has about a 50 minute open time. But you will have to keep it warm using a heating blanket or something

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