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Forum topic by firewhatfire posted 03-26-2012 07:35 PM 901 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2012 07:35 PM

I need to veneer inside a tube. Never having any experience in its use how does one go about making a flat sheet round without breaking it. Ideally it needs to be a single piece. I once heard it could be soaked in water to make it pliable, bt have no idea for how long.

Anyone out there have any tips they can offer.

Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 03-26-2012 08:31 PM

More info please: diameter & length of tube

species of veneer

paper backed or raw

grain direction



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#2 posted 03-26-2012 08:41 PM

I need it to finish 7/8 diameter inside another wood tube approx 4 inches long. The veneer is a pack I bought at woodcraft so not sure what kind it is. I have never worked with it. I am a penturner by nature. Never done any other woodwork. Just branching into other woodworking ventures.

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 01:27 AM

This product should do the trick: veneer softener

I’ve not actually used it before but I know someone who does use that or a similar product to apply veneer on crown molding. Unlike the homemade varieties, that softener doesn’t seem to use any permanent adhesives so the effects don’t last more than a couple days. That’s plenty of time to get the job done though.

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