Learning as I go

Well, I just found another benefit veneering can give to the novice. If you've screwed all the panels up to a fare-thee-well you can just sand the veneer off the carcass and start over.
Anyone need any burr elm powder?
FoggyTown
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Gotta good laugh out of that one. The whole veneering thing is something I have cast an eye on more than once, but there are only so many free hours. I have see some gorgeous work done with beautiful veneers, and and that has always intrigued me.
I picked up a primo Gast vacuum about a year ago that was supposed to power my vacuum experiments and my homebuilt vacuum chuck for my lathe. So far, I haven't done a damn thing on either project.
Did you build your own bags or buy them? There is a ton of info on veneering and I thought that craft would take off like a rocket, but even at our local Woodcraft the veneers have been relegated to a small corner of the store.
Robert
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I haven't delved that deeply into it yet. I'm still at the contact- cement-with-a-home-made-caul-press-on-top stage. I'm still trying to get over the subtle but insidious feeling that veneering plywood or MDF is somehow "cheating" or creating an inferior project.
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I haven't delved that deeply into it yet. I'm still at the contact- cement-with-a-home-made-caul-press-on-top stage. I'm still trying to get over the subtle but insidious feeling that veneering plywood or MDF is somehow "cheating" or creating an inferior project.
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It may be "cheating" but it's surely not inferior. You're improving the look of plywood or MDF.
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