Ready To Cruise

The HTC-2000 adjustable mobile base is a universal fit. Easy foot action, 400 lb. capacity, expands from 12" x 12" to 36" x 36" or 20" x 52" rectangular... so go ahead, and start your engines!

Why mobilize.' Machines move with ease • Convenient shop cleanup • Put machines where you need them, when you need them

Contact Cement for Veneer?

16 American Woodworker OCTOBER 2003

Sources

DAP. (888) 327-8-477, www.dap.com Weldwood Piastic-Resin Glue,#00203, I Ib.; $7,

Constantines, (954) 561-1716.

www.constamines.com

Veneer Glue (contact cement}, #12VGP,

Q. I'm about to start my first veneering project, a small box. Is contact cement okay to use?

A. Contact cement is easy to use because you don't need clamps, but for the best results, go with plastic-resin glue (see Sources, below), the choice of plywood manufacturers and veneering pros.

What's not so good about contact cement? It's risky. First, bubbles, bumps or ridges in the glue can show or "telegraph" through to the surface. Second, some finishes, especially wipe-on oils and varnishes, can soak through the veneer, loosen the glue and cause the veneer to lift. Lastly, contact cement stays flexible, but a rigid bond is more durable. The veneer may come loose and its joints may separate, causing the veneer to crack or split.

If you still want to try contact cement,you can minimize these risks by using veneers that are dead flat, laying the veneer on a stable substrate (such as MDF), using a contact cement formulated for veneer (see Sources, at right), and sealing with shellac before applying a top coat of finish.

Plastic-resin glue is generally sold as a powder that you mix with water. When it's dry it makes a very rigid bond.

Yellow glue works okay, but when it dries it's not as rigid as plastic-resin glue. It's also more susceptible to heat and water damage.

JDS AIR-TECH and Dust-Force

When only the Best will Do!

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment