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Forum topic by higtron posted 04-09-2014 07:21 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2014 07:21 PM

Does anyone have a tried and, true recipe for veneer softener thanks in advance for any responses.

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?


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#1 posted 04-09-2014 07:22 PM

Glycerin and water is one that works. If you can find somebody
who makes biodiesel they will have glycerin and may give
it to you since it’s a waste byproduct of making the fuel.

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 11:40 PM

Water is all you need.
Spray your veneer to get it to relax and soften up.
Press it between several sheets of newsprint.
Change the paper every several hours until the veneer is flat and dry.
Hot cauls will speed the process. They can be very hot (250 to 300 degrees F)
Why introduce chemicals when you don’t have to?

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#3 posted 04-10-2014 12:40 AM

That’s good to know, Paul. I’ve done a little veneering
in the past and am in the process of getting set up to
do it much more seriously.

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#4 posted 04-10-2014 12:43 AM

Loren there is a very good section on veneer preparation in Pierre Ramond’s “Marquetry” that covers the use of hot cauls.

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

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