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AJM

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02-28-2013 03:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question veneering

Hi I am wondering what the value would be on these laminates?
I am starting my own workshop here in sunny Finland. When i asked how much he said 50€ and he would give me the cage for free.. I think this is a bargain price but i do not know if it really is a bargain or not.
One major problem is what would i do with so much laminate? what could i make with it.. hints suggestions comments all welcome.
Even suggested links would be appreciated onwhat i could do with laminates as a novice craftsmen.

Thanks in advance

Anthony

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.


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Loren

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 04:12 PM

Looks like veneer. Might be worth several hundred dollars
but a lot depends on what species and how much
you have. Some veneers are costly, others not so much.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 04:16 PM

If you plan on doing woodworking that would call for laminate / veneer, I would think that it would be worth the price. There is a (steep) learning curve for working with veneer.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 04:23 PM

Veneering is not that hard really, but it does usually
involve investing time and/or money in building and/or
buying a press.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 06:02 PM

50€ is cheap for that quantity of wood veneer (thanks Loren) but i just wonder what i would do with it as there is so much of it.

I am a novice so some advice on what to look up would be good all i keep thinking abouts is chessboards or very ornate furniture.

what kind of press? Are they expensvie to buy or make? sorry if I am acting a little dumb here but this is all new to me.

Thanks in advance

Anthony

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 07:01 PM

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 07:20 PM

thanks waho..
Just breaking the news to my wife that i found enough veneer to make a chess board factory…

Ajm

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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Loren

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 07:40 PM

You can get into vacuum veneering for a couple hundred
bucks. That’s the easiest way to get started these
days. Real presses can be bought but take up a lot
of room and are not cheap. You can build a press
from press screws and wood, but in Finland you may
find the press screws costly due to import duties
and so forth.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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shipwright

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 01:05 AM

You don’t need a press or a vacuum bag.
For centuries fine furniture has been veneered with hot hide glue and a veneer hammer. The cost is the price of the glue and something to heat it in. You can make a hammer.
It’s still the best way to veneer and the only one I know of that allows you to veneer a piece of furniture after assembly.
Do an internet search for “Hammer veneering” there’s lots of good stuff out there.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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AJM

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 12:37 PM

Thank you for the advice…. I some how triggered off the sticky keys alarm reading the post earlier. Typing is now very hard I will look up things on google.
But in al honesty I think I wil buy it and put it in to storage until i find some simple projects to start with.
Thanks for all of the advice.
Anthony

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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camps764

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#10 posted 03-01-2013 12:41 PM

Is veneer used in Marquetry as well?

Could buy it and use it for inlay on projects as well possibly.

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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#11 posted 03-01-2013 06:29 PM

thanks… i think i will busy hauling that wednesday next week

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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