Veneering-Radial Match Class
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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

Radial Match Veneering 

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.

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 for class.

Location: GNA Woodworks
  831 Broadway
McKees Rocks,  PA 15136

South Of Pittsburgh
Phone: 412-331-0009


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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 John's work.


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