Discussion in 'Veneering' started by Treecycle Hardwoods, Jan 27, 2015.
Not you or I -Greg clarified what he was doing halfway through.
sorry guys I should have said what I was doing from the start.
No matter- made for more info!!!
I've been following this and am seriously considering buying a vacuum bag since I already have a couple vac pumps....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best of luck on your project.
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...
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.....