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Old 21st March 2012, 07:50 AM   #31
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I used an semi hard oil vax that i rubbed on. I always use oil or wax to keep
the wood natural.
I used to clue with pva before when i had a big hydraulic veneer press and did the veneering before building the boxes (on both sides).
I'll try the pva/heat method next weekend on my second pair of FH-3.
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Old 21st March 2012, 07:17 PM   #32
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I used an semi hard oil vax that i rubbed on. I always use oil or wax to keep
the wood natural.
I used to clue with pva before when i had a big hydraulic veneer press and did the veneering before building the boxes (on both sides).
I'll try the pva/heat method next weekend on my second pair of FH-3.
after a few years DIYing, we all fall into habits of materials and construction techniques with which we're most comfortable - sometimes perhaps too much? so whether you're happiest with contact cement, yellow PVA or dried yak snot, it's the results that matter

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Old 22nd March 2012, 01:33 AM   #33
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ichi is right, as i mentioned before just use super 90 from 3m and spray both surfaces well, let sit for a few seconds or until tacky not wet to touch, apply the veneer to the surface and use a firm putty knife or plastic squegee and work the veneer from top to bottom. let it dry for at least 24 hours before sanding, staining or sealing. you can leave excess venner over the edge and trim useing a staight edge/razor. the edges will look fine. just remember to turn the can upside down one time and give it a short squirt to keep the glue from drying the tip shut.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 02:52 AM   #34
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I just finished applying some Raw 1/42" Sapele veneer to some 3/8" BB.
I used contact cement and a J-Roller.
Follow the application directions on the can.
Pick up a bundle of paint stir sticks from Home Depot, if you buy the contact cement there you can grab a dozen and nobody will say anything.
Use the stir sticks to hold the veneer off the panel and rub your thumb up to the first stick.
Remove the first stick and continue to rub until the second stick.......rinse, lather and repeat.
After all the sticks are gone pull out the J-Roller and go to town.
It worked flawlessly on the first try.
I'm lucky to have a mentor that has been a professional cabinetmaker for 20 years.
He has shown me many tricks of the trade.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 08:44 AM   #35
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after a few years DIYing, we all fall into habits of materials and construction techniques with which we're most comfortable - sometimes perhaps too much? so whether you're happiest with contact cement, yellow PVA or dried yak snot, it's the results that matter

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Yes Chris, I totally agree with You. There will always be as many methods as builders. "Dried Yak snot" thet was a glue I missed
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Yes Chris, I totally agree with You. There will always be as many methods as builders. "Dried Yak snot" thet was a glue I missed

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