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Hammer veneering Birdseye maple3/2
I sold my vacuum veneer press before this one last project came in (sigh)
I have a pair of 18 x 24" serpentine doors that I need to re veneer with birdseye maple.
I had a friend who swore by hammer veneering so I thought I'd give it a try.
I dug 25 year old Hold-Heet Glue pot.
My sample non cross banded piece was a travesty of ripples and bubbles.
I did not want to try cross banding the veneer.
I flattened the veneer using Veneer supplies veneer softener and dried it. As soon as the hide glue was applied it rippled. I couldn't flatten it to the substrate.
The Glue pot may not have heated the glue to 140 or 145 degrees. I purchased an Analog meat thermometer and will check the glue pot's temperature.
Any tips suggestions etc?
Incidentally, I searched for Hold-Heet and Emco Electric Company on the Web as I saw in an old post somewhere that Hold-Heet will repair older units
Every site gave the same phone number in Chicago which is disconnected. Woodcraft didn't have a phone number or address. Anyone know where they are now?
There is a Woodcraft in Louisville (502) 671-0900
Try using a hot clothes iron, with out steam.