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  • Basic Wood Veneering Techniques Made Easy!

    We use veneer tape in our workshop (Möbeltischlerei) because we have a press what can heat upto 240°c. I assume he's using veneer tape because its habit of learning the correct way to handle veneer.Using masking tape to warm press means the glue melts into the wood, glue can go through the 0.6mm veneer making the entire surface usless.I've never used Masking tape for veneer myself. Rather use tape that's made for the job. regardless of the extra work what might be involved.I also know that when veneer tape is dry it holds so much that you can carry a 3000mm × 2000mm veneer sheet with 10 pieces of veneer taped with ease (2 people).sorry if i use incorrect terms, I'm a British carpenter trained and living in Germany so the correct terms fail me.

    Charlie is right about the pressure from water. if you think of even 50l of water displaced over 500x500mm, its not really much pressure per cm. if you want to create even pressure use a planned piece of wood to increase the distance of the clamp from the surface your gluing. Pressure from a clamp spreads 45° on both sides from the feet. depending on your constraints. just moving the foot 100mm from the glue increases it to over 200mm that you have equally pressed.Finally repairing and old table means probably using PUR not normal white wood glue since there will be glue still in the surface of the wood. woodglue spreads its water into the wood and hardens that way, PUR actually absorbs water from the wood and veneer. If you have a moisture meter check the moisture of the surface a...see more »Charlie is right about the pressure from water. if you think of even 50l of water displaced over 500x500mm, its not really much pressure per cm. if you want to create even pressure use a planned piece of wood to increase the distance of the clamp from the surface your gluing. Pressure from a clamp spreads 45° on both sides from the feet. depending on your constraints. just moving the foot 100mm from the glue increases it to over 200mm that you have equally pressed.Finally repairing and old table means probably using PUR not normal white wood glue since there will be glue still in the surface of the wood. woodglue spreads its water into the wood and hardens that way, PUR actually absorbs water from the wood and veneer. If you have a moisture meter check the moisture of the surface and veneer. if its 8% or lower you can use a damp cloth (almost dry) with warm water quickly across the parts your gluing is the woods really dry, Just incase you didn't know.

    only downside to pur is it dries white so need to be careful if your restoring with original finishing intact. That and it stinks like hell, not as much as the bone and blood glue we restore with mind.. thats disgusting haha.

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  • 3dscarl commented on 3dscarl's instructable Cheap Playstation 4 wall mount1 year ago
    Cheap Playstation 4 wall mount

    Sorry, I only just notice someone commented on my instructible. basically it's all designed online then uploaded to a company called gel skin. but if you live in the UK stay well away. I paid close to £15 in charges to receive the package. That's also after 2 months.

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