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Glue for veeners

Discussion in 'Veneering' started by Treecycle Hardwoods, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    Not you or I -Greg clarified what he was doing halfway through.
     
  2. Treecycle Hardwoods

    Treecycle Hardwoods Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    sorry guys I should have said what I was doing from the start.
     
  3. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    No matter- made for more info!!!
     
  4. Schroedc

    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I've been following this and am seriously considering buying a vacuum bag since I already have a couple vac pumps....
     
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    the bags are expensive for the good ones, but they make successful veneering of large panels so much better.

    I'm curious for the weldwood, do you use a foam rubber roller as you do for other liquid glues? I've used weldwood, but not for veneering.
     
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    You can make a vacuum bag for much much cheaper than you can buy them for and they perform excellently! I put up some of the steps similar to the joewoodworker site in my box thread on here.
     
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    This. You can definitely make them a lot cheaper than buying. I made a 4' x 4' and have enough material left over for an 8' x 8' bag and I have about $30 in vinyl and glue. Made a closure with two different diameters of PVC pipe.

    -jason
     
  8. barry richardson

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    Weldwood sells both contact cement and the plastic resin glue. But now that I think about it, I spread them both the same way, along with about any other glue or epoxy, I use an old credit card, motel room key card etc, and squeegee it around, got the tip from some magazine, works great.
     
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  9. Treecycle Hardwoods

    Treecycle Hardwoods Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Ok here is the glue I bought to try on my project. My local ACE also had the weld wood product but this was a bit cheaper and seemed like the better choice. Hopefully it was the right call.... if not I can always go back.

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    I use hot hide glue for all of my veneer work. I kept away from it for years, but now would use nothing less. It definitely takes some setup time, but I love the fact that if you are not satisfied with your results all it takes is a bit of heat and the veneer can be re-worked. That is the reason that violin/guitar maker's use hide glue.

    Here is some info you may find helpful.
    http://www.wwbydesign.com/veneer_adhesives.html
    http://www.xrestore.com/Pages/HideGlue.htm
    http://woodtreks.com/animal-protein-hide-glues-how-to-make-select-history/1549/
    The following hot hide glue brand - Brooklyn Tool - was my go-to source for HHG, but I see that Woodcraft has now got their finger's in the pie.
    http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/15...d-Craft-Hide-Glue-251-Gram-Strength-1-lb.aspx

    Best of luck on your project.
     
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  11. barry richardson

    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I see you got it on sale so it could be old stock, I don't have any personal experience but I have read where the pre-mixed hide glue like that has a rather short shelf life, it should have a use-by date on it...
     
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    Treecycle Hardwoods Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I should look at it once and see. I have used it on 2 boxes so far with good results. I should be in the shop now working but I'm being lazy today. Maybe after dinner.....
     
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