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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 11:34 pm   #10
Michael.N.
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.
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Default Re: First project with veneer - finishing advice

You could have a go at hammer veneering with animal glue. Bit messy, a learning curve but has certainly stood the test of time. I used to do small scale commercial veneering of hi fi equipment - some indeed were plinths for the old Garrard 301/401 and Thorens decks. . I was advised to stay away from the PVA/heat method (I had tried it) for commercial operations. The experts that I spoke with basically said that it was prone to delaminating (over a period of time) and that it was likely that I would experience some complaints. The heat used just takes advantage of the thermoplastic nature of PVA.
I learnt how to hammer veneer and was pleased that I did.
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