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Forum topic by Danpaddles posted 03-03-2012 04:33 PM 711 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2012 04:33 PM

Thinking to use some veneer on a small project.

Question 1- is is worth the extra price to buy pressure sensitive veneer, or can I just use titebond 3 and some weight? work piece will be on the order of an inch wide by a foot long. Walnut veneer over maple or baltic birch.

Question 2- do I need this -

Looks to me like I could sand a nice even round-over on my ice scraper and use that! Pretty sure I won’t be scraping ice anymore this year.

or can I get by using a small wood roller?

Would the answer to number two, depend on the answer to number 1? I am inclined to try the glue up method, even tho I have no press, or no vacuum bag. A one inch strip should be easy to work with, right? And I am….. cheap. the PSA stuff costs way more.

thanks for your input.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 04:59 PM

I would use the titebond. I would sandwich the lay up and clamp. Just use ply as backers May have to veneer both sides to keep from warping. Adding moister to just one side is not good. I have used tb 11 alot for this purpose.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 05:39 PM

I would agree with Lynn. I have done some veneer work, mostly marquetry, and use TB III with great success.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 06:00 PM

Hadn’t thought of both sides- but that would work out fine.


-- Dan V. in Indy

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 08:48 PM

You can use yellow glue on both the underside of the veneer
and the substrate. Let it dry, then you can apply the veneer
with a hot iron. Works great for repairs and small areas.


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