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Forum topic by hootr posted 08-13-2009 02:07 PM 1033 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hootr

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08-13-2009 02:07 PM

i’ve never done any restoration but had a regular customer bring a old Roos Sweetheart cedar chest by.
she wants the walnut veneer removed so she can paint it
the veneer is in real bad shape, some missing, some peeling, some really tight
my question—is there a easy way to loosen it
thanks

-- Ron, Missouri


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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 08-13-2009 02:37 PM

http://antiquerestorers.com/Articles/SAL/removen.htm

Never tried it myself, though.

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#2 posted 08-13-2009 02:43 PM

I use a heat gun and a scraper, get your elbow grease out! If it is glued with hide glue you can use hot water to soften the glue. Once you get it started put hot water where you removed the veneeer. If it gets sticky it is hide glue, then all you need to do is spray the edge with hot water and scrape. A spray bottle works well or a glue syringe.

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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hootr

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#3 posted 08-13-2009 04:19 PM

thanks guys
i’ll try that and let you know how it works
i don’t think my wife uses her steam iron anyway ( uhoh here she comes, gotta go)

-- Ron, Missouri

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#4 posted 08-13-2009 04:21 PM

60 grit ROS and go at it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 08-13-2009 04:48 PM

I remember reading that hide glue can be crystialized with alcohol making the bond brittle.

Never tried it but seems easy enough to explore.

Virgil

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