Buckled Veneer

Hi Group, I'm looking to put some Birdseye Maple veneer on the top of a dresser. How does one get it to lay flat when installing with contact cement. Also what's the best way to get a barely visible seam when the to pieces are joined. Thanks, Jim
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(1) Moisten, then lightly iron the veneer. (2) Use veneer tape (3) Use hide glue
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On 7/12/2016 12:16 PM, Scott Lurndal wrote:

As Scott said but didn't elaborate on. you joint the edges of the veneer with a veneer saw, then tape them together. Contact cement is not recommended.
You can hit the veneer with water (sprayer ) and glycerin to help achieve a flat veneer.
When working with hide glue (check out Browns liquid hide glue) a veneering hammer is recommended. W/ Browns, you don't have the heat, so you may wish to use ply and some heavy weights on top to hold it while it cures. use some wax paper under the ply to prevent the wood from sticking.
Go watch some Youtube videos.
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Jeff

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wrote:

Just a thought (probably not a very good one), what about photographic dry mounting paper? It probably wouldn't do well with moisture but veneer won't either.
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On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:41:20 AM UTC-7, James wrote:

Joining can be done before applying, in fact you might want to paste a paper layer over the good face. I've used contact cement for edging plywood, but it might not work as well for a large panel (lumps, you know).
Test on scraps, first.
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