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Fast glue set options for veneer on small parts3/10
If you had some small parts, say 6" long, 4" wide, and maybe 2" thick with a chamfered edge on four sides. The edges, including the chamfer are vertical grain veneer, maybe Macassar, rosewood etc and the top and bottom of this piece is straight grain, What is the fastest way to apply veneer to this shape? Core would be some sort of ply, maybe MDF, but could be solid.
Have experience with vacuum bags with unibond and yellow glue as well as using hide glue on some parts.
THe top and bottom of this size piece is easy, its the vertical grain on the sides and chamfer that pose the most issues.
Fast set pva? but how to clamp the chamfer? Is hide glue/hammer veneered the fastest? Really looking for the fastest way to veneer this.
For small parts like these it may be possible to iron on your veneer using PVA. The process is to roll a thin layer of glue on both the substrate and veneer and allow to partially dry until the glue is not tackky to touch. Place and iron down the veneer with a warm iron. Trim up and veneer adjacent faces. It will take time to prep the parts but the pressing is quick. The glue bond is strong and is long lasting.
Have you considered a vacuum press and IR heaters. A good membrain can take close to 200 degrees and heat up cool
I have a hi flow pump and vacuum bag. I usually use an electric blanket with moving pads on top and space heaters under it. I had to purchase a new electric blanket this year and it just sucks. This set up though is not what I need. I have the small parts that need all four edges veneered and then a chamfer as well. Then the tops and bottom. I have seen the heater bars from veneer systems but I don't know how/if I could use those in some way. I have not called them yet either. What I want is fast set up without fussing with clamps. Basically mass produce these small parts with veneered edges. I don't have any experience with edge banders or hot presses.
You aren't doing the edges on an edge bander? That is instant dry.
Sorry, should have read closer about the chamfer discussion.
Small custom furniture/restoration shop. No edge bander. Just wondering if there is another way other than hammer veneering bc that is the route that may work the best.