JoeWoodworker Veneer
The Official Website of this Non-Professional Woodworker ™

Part 1

Veneering Basics
14 Good Reasons
Vacuum Press Uses
Vacuum Press Options
Questions & Answers
Part 2
DIY Vacuum Press Plans

Vacuum Press Chart
Project: EVS™
Project: EVS-2™
Project: V4™
Project: CRS™
Excel 1™
Excel 3™
Excel 5™
Part 3
Vacuum Bagging

Vacuum Bag Basics
Polyurethane vs. Vinyl
DIY Vacuum Bags
Connect the Bag
Bag Closures
Bag Platens
Breather Mesh 
DIY Frame Press
Part 4
Veneering Information

About Veneer
Veneering Glossary
Veneering Myths
Balancing a Panel
Veneer Glues
Veneering Tips
Substrate Materials
Flattening Veneers
A Sharp Veneer Saw
Jointing Veneers
Taping Veneers
Dealing with Defects
Curing Glued Panels
Veneering w/o Vacuum
Hammer Veneering
Iron-On Veneering
Veneer Storage
Amazing Bookmatches
Edgebanding Guide
Paper-Backed Veneer

Part 5
Miscellaneous Info

Vacuum Press FAQ
Veneering FAQ 
Veneer Glue FAQ
Vacuum Forming
Vacuum Clamping Pedal
Vacuum Clamping Jigs
Vacuum Clamp Matrix
DIY Vacuum Manifold
Vacuum Press Gallery 1
Vacuum Press Gallery 2


Vacuum Veneering - Tips, Tricks, and More!

Frequently Asked Questions: General Veneering

This FAQ contains answers to more than 49 of the most common questions about veneering and vacuum pressing. Topics of discussion include:

  • Raw Wood Veneering
  • Paper Backed Veneer & Edgebanding
  • Veneering Without A Vacuum Press
  • Veneer Saws & Veneer Tape

Frequently Asked Questions: Vacuum Press Systems & Kits

The "Vac FAQ" has over 80 questions and answers about selecting, building, and using a vacuum press for veneering. Here's what is covered:

  • Selecting A Press: Auto-Cyclying vs. Continous-Run
  • Air Powered and Electric Vacuum Press Kits
  • Vinyl and Polyurethane Vacuum Bags
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Frequently Asked Questions: Veneer Glue and Adhesives

A sticky subject! Check out this page which answers the most common questions about veneer glue. Here are some of the topics which are discussed:

  • Veneer Glue Options
  • Methods of Application
  • Shelf Life and Coverage
  • Adhesive Terminology

Frequently Asked Questions: Paper Backed and 2-Ply Veneer

It only takes a few basic tools and a bit of knowledge to make perfect a 2-ply or paper-backed veneer project. This FAQ has answers to more than 30 common questions about:

  • Application Techniques
  • Types of Backed Veneer
  • Finishing Options
  • Trimming and Cutting
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