Veneering - Radial Matching
Using veneers expands the types of wood and
designs that you can include in your projects. Many of the finest quality
and exotic woods are only available as veneers. Veneers are thin slices of
wood, approximately 1/32" in thickness. They are adhered to substrates
such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Veneers can be arranged on the
substrate to present the appearance of a finished board or to produce a variety
of patterns. Students will create a radial matched table top .
In this class you will learn how to
tune up and sharpen the veneer saw to allow you to make precision cuts. You will
learn the various types of matching, such as slip, book, four way and radial
matching. We will also cover the use of the proper substrate and the best type
of glue to use for your specific application. Borders and inlay will also be
a used on your radial matched project. You will also learn the basic use of the
vacuum press which we will use to press your project. More advanced use of
the vacuum press is covered in the Vacuum
Pressing class. If you have not
done any veneer work, please start with with the
Introduction to Veneering class
a materials fee estimated to be
It will be finalized at the end of
Six 8-hour sessions, six students maximum. Lunch on your own.
A deposit is required to confirm your
Class deposit $50
Entire amount is credited to your deposit. Tuition balance due at first class.
Registration: Please pay the deposit online or by check to register
Instructor: John Randazzo
John Randazzo has been woodworking professionally since 1976.
He got his start working in various kitchen cabinet shops around Pittsburgh,
then worked his way up to the high end veneered furniture he makes today.
John is also highly skilled in marquetry and inlay that
adorns many of his pieces. He is a master in the use of the vacuum press that he
uses to press all of his veneer work as well as some solid wood applications.
John has won several awards for his skillfully crafted veneered furniture. John
currently runs his own shop in the Apollo area. Below are examples of
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