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Old 31st October 2003, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Wrap-around veneering

I am about to veneer a 42" high speaker and would like to use one continuous piece to wrap completely around the speaker. I have 3/4" roundovers on the vertical edges. How does one get a clean looking seam on the back where the two edges meet?

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Old 31st October 2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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If you overlap the two pieces at the back and then cut between the two ends you will get a perfectly matching seam. It's something like what I read about at Vacuum Pressing Systems. They have a video that demonstrates how to veneer a column. Same deal. You need a perfectly matching seam.

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Make your seam at the back starting from the cabinet side and wraping around the cabinet to the edge of the other side. Then apply a piece on the back. What I usually do is apply a 1/4" veneered plywood to the back and wrap the veneer to that.

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Old 31st October 2003, 05:07 PM   #4
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Thanks, Dan. I guess my concern is cutting the veneer at just the right size and not leaving a gap or having it overlap. I also don't want to have the overlapping veneer stick onto itself. Will a metal straight edge held close to the seam allow me to get an accurate cut? Maybe I'm just being overly cautious.

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Default Cutting Veneer

Your best bet is to place a 1/4" spacer on the back and over cut the veneer. Then sand it to fit. If your good with a block plane and it is sharp you could plane it close. You can also scrape it to fit if you are within a 1/16th or so.

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME DOING THIS THEN OVER CUT IT AND SAND IT TO FIT. IT's NEARLY FOOL PROOF.

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Old 31st October 2003, 06:51 PM   #6
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Once again, I would like to refer you to the 'experts'. Vacupress has it's own veneering discussion forum. I would suggest that you post your question there. I think that you'll find Darryl Keil and the accompanying 'veneering ethusiasts' more than helpful.

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Old 3rd November 2003, 01:04 PM   #8
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Dan and Mark,

Thanks for the links and suggestions.

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Default Re: Cutting Veneer

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Your best bet is to place a 1/4" spacer on the back and over cut the veneer. Then sand it to fit. If your good with a block plane and it is sharp you could plane it close. You can also scrape it to fit if you are within a 1/16th or so.

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME DOING THIS THEN OVER CUT IT AND SAND IT TO FIT. IT's NEARLY FOOL PROOF.

Mark
I'm having a tough time picturing the technique described here. Can anyone elaborate or Illustrate?
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I found this site which contains excerpts/screenshots from the above mentioned video. It's helpful to see an example.

http://www.woodshopdemos.com/vac4.htm
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