Veneering-Radial Match ClassNext Class
Saturdays ALL day Oct 25th, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd; 9:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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 John's Vacuum Pressing class. The classes can be taken in any order. If you have not done any veneer work, you might want to consider starting with the Introduction to Veneering class
Tuition: $595 plus a materials fee estimated to be $75. Six 8-hour sessions, six students maximum. Lunch on your own. A deposit is required to confirm your reservation.
Registration: Please pay the deposit online or by check to register for class.
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