Learning veneer #6: Problems Repair
I got some shop time last weekend and decided to do some more veneering.
While working on my last panel for the veneer box, I messed up with the scraper. That should be an easy repair:
I was a little upset and decided to leave the panel alone for now and move on some long panel veneer hammering.
The first test with Quilted Curupixa Veneer on a 6.5"x 55" 1/2 plywood went without any problem.
I moved to walnut veneering on a 1/8 inch panel. 12"x 60" piece of curly walnut.
At first everything was nice and flat. I can’t convey how happy I was.
about an hour later I hammered the second half of the panel.
I proceeded to cleanup the glue from the top and shortly after I got ripples and bubbles (:-
Panic set in and tried to iron them down but that did not work.
So I slit the ripples in the middle along the grain with the knife and iron the down. that seems to work.
But… it they didn’t quite close nicely they slightly overlaped at the cut:
My guess is the ripples were too high so the total surface of the “dome” part was bigger than the base.
Now all the videos I watched on the subject seem to imply that it will be a perfect fit after the cut and iron.
If I cut the overlap, because it’s so little (approximately 0.5 mm), I am afraid I am going to create a gap.
How to fix it?
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA