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Veneer Basics

INSTRUCTOR Thomas Schrunk
PRE-REQUISITES None
STUDENT SUPPLIED MATERIALS X-Acto type hobby Knife & blades, Fixed (not retractable) Utility Knife, Straightedge (metal, 2" wide) , Cutting mat (available at fabric & craft stores), Blue masking tape, #2 pencil
CLASS SUPPLIED MATERIALS 18" sanding bar, roll of veneer tape, adhesive backed sandpaper for student's straightedge, veneers for 2 sq. ft. project.
TIME REQUIRED 4 two-hour sessions
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Veneer work is often viewed as difficult and only for the advanced woodworker. Yet the basic procedures to do quality veneer work are straightforward.
In this class you will learn to prepare, cut, tape and press veneers for cabinet doors, end tables, serving trays and other applications You'll learn joining and taping, pressing, sanding and finishing as well as techniques such as slipmatching, bookmatching and mitered borders.
The classes begin with instructions and demonstration followed by hands-on practice with the instructor available to help. By the end of the class, you will have a number of completed panels ready to incorporate into your projects.