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Using Veneer Strips for Embellishments???
Dec 21st, 2015 at 9:13pm
 
I've thought of, but not tried using commercially available veneer stips (i.e.; used in guitar, violin mfg.) to enhance some of my turnings...  Has anyone ever used them and if so, any comments/suggestions???
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Re: Using Veneer Strips for Embellishments???
Reply #1 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 8:39am
 
It really depends on how you plan to use them, meaning in what orientation.
Top rim (relatively flat) or wrapped around the circumference.
While i don't use the pre-made product (I don't know how it will behave) You may need to soak it in water to soften it so that it can be bent/curved more easily.
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Reply #2 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 9:50am
 
I use veneer strips all the time, some I make, others I purchase.

One this to keep in mind, some store bought veneer has a paper backing, you really want to avoid this type.
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Re: Using Veneer Strips for Embellishments???
Reply #3 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 11:19am
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Dec 22nd, 2015 at 9:50am:
One this to keep in mind, some store bought veneer has a paper backing, you really want to avoid this type.


It's getting harder and harder to find veneer without paper backing.
Some veneers these days are so thin, (less than 1/32") I think the only thing holding them together is the paper backing. This is why I typically prefer to make my own.
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Reply #4 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 1:19pm
 
I was told that the paper "backing" is actually on the face side.  Glue it with the paper away from the joint and then sand it off.
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Reply #5 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 1:33pm
 
That correct Jim, the problem arises when you want to place veneer in between two segments
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Re: Using Veneer Strips for Embellishments???
Reply #6 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 3:19pm
 
JimQuarles wrote on Dec 22nd, 2015 at 1:19pm:
I was told that the paper "backing" is actually on the face side.  Glue it with the paper away from the joint and then sand it off.


That is only one method.

Typically these days the entire reason there is a paper backing is to keep the glue from bleeding through the extremely thin veneer. With the face wood on some veneers these days being in the 1/64" range, they are porous, and sometime even translucent. The paper backing is what actually gets glued to the substrate of the project.
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Re: Using Veneer Strips for Embellishments???
Reply #7 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 3:25pm
 
I have used commercial and I have made my own.  I usually make accent stripes like these in the photo.  This is Cherry with Purpleheart.  These are 7 inch diameter plates with a keyhole to hold your wine glass. for when you are standing ... it gives you the ability to eat! Thumbs Up
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Reply #8 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 8:01pm
 
I used my own veneer for a center band on this canteen.  It was cut on the table saw from a block of walnut,soaked in water and formed in a simple fixture until dry.  Then I glued it to a center recess in the canteen body.
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The outer bands (3/32" cherry) on this canteen were cut and formed the same way.
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Re: Using Veneer Strips for Embellishments???
Reply #9 - Dec 23rd, 2015 at 8:17pm
 
Thanks everyone for the ideas/suggestions and comments regarding using commercially available wood veneers in a few of my turning projects.  I had never thought of using them in some of the ways you have used them, and appreciate the advice!  Since I live in the same town, Bellingham, WA, as Grizzley's HQ, I'll give them a try and keep you posted!  Thanks again and safe turning to you all!  BTW...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Thumbs Up
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Re: Using Veneer Strips for Embellishments???
Reply #10 - Dec 27th, 2015 at 5:26pm
 
After taking a class with Jane Burke I've started using veneers in wood turned box lids. The object is to created a marquetry design for the lid. The veneers with a backing are not suppose to be sanded, so not real useful for wood turned items. If you're still haven't  found a good source to purchase veneers let me know and I'll send you a list of suppliers.
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