For today’s woodworkers, learning the craft of veneering is easier than imagined… Veneering Essentials approaches veneering in a plain and simple manner by introducing proven techniques and applying them to a wide range of projects. Thoughts of veneering can conjure up negative thoughts of delamination and shoddy workmanship from both woodworkers and clients, the reality is quite the opposite. For those that have tried and failed, it is an invitation back to success with simple lessons and practical projects well within the reach of any skill or budget. The beginner may be put off by the idea of new and expensive tools, but using an iron and yellow glue will is within anyone’s skill set. From making your own iron-on veneer to hammer veneering to pressing both mechanically and via vacuum, this book will show you how to use raw commercial veneer to create beautiful projects and open up many possibilities in both choice of wood and design. Some of the best wood is turned into veneer and some are much easier to work as veneers. Take a simple path to success then apply these techniques to your own projects. Learn to cut and joint veneers to create tight joints as easily as you would in solid stock. Make a few new tools and jigs to help you along. Learn about various adhesives, edging your work and creating stable curved forms. Complete interesting projects using both conventional and not-so-standard substrates. It’s all here. With Veneering Essentials, today’s woodworker no longer needs to think of veneering as complicated and out-of-reach, but rather an approachable technique that will that will take their work to a new level.
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