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Forum topic by Ben Kahmann posted 06-12-2009 04:43 AM 1919 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ben Kahmann

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06-12-2009 04:43 AM

Hi All,

Hope there is some veneering masters out there. I am currently building a black walnut table with a curly maple top. I came across a great deal on a highly figured piece of curly maple “20 mil paper-backed” veneer that was just the right size for my table. I have veneered on many projects, but never with paper backed, I have always used raw. Has anybody ever used paper backed before and if so what is the preferred method of applying it? I have heard of contact cement to yellow glue to cold press veneer glue, which is what I usually use. Any suggestions? FYI I have not decided on a substrate yet (ply or MDF) if it makes a difference on the process and I will be using cauls and a ton of clamps as always as I do not have a vacuum press. Any response would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks…...

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#1 posted 06-12-2009 05:23 AM

Hey Ben Welcome to LJs
Here’s a web site that should cover anything and everything about veneering.

-- Custom furniture

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Ben Kahmann

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#2 posted 06-12-2009 05:31 AM

Thanks Jim for the advice. I actually have that website saved on my favorites. I was kind of looking for another perspective, you can never have too many. By the way, I love your workshop. It’s just what I would like someday…....

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#3 posted 06-09-2010 02:57 PM

I read a well written piece in FWW for ironing veneer down using yellow glue and a regular clothes iron. I have a heirloom to rework soon and someone sanded through the veneer about 60 yrs ago (my dad) so he painted it…..BUT…..I want to restore it to the original mohogany veneer. You might read up on it and let me know what you think?

-- WoodyG

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#4 posted 06-09-2010 03:05 PM

go to email them, the guy there is Sal Marino, Sal is an old veneer master , and if you want just google his name.. hes been around doint his stuff forever , for me he is one of the best sources on veneering I know of.. and he is also a really nice and helpful guy , tell him I sent ya

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#5 posted 06-09-2010 04:40 PM

Charles is right..anything you need to know about veneering ..Sal working with Sal now as I write this up..I’m building a sideboard with 6 legs and Sal is doing all the deigning of all the veneerwork on it..he’s an expert and a darn nice guy too!!

-- Randall Child

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 06:02 PM

Without a press, it’ll be difficult to not get bubbles under it.

-- Gerry,

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