Lifted Veneer

It doesn't take a big problem to make a project look bad. A piece of lifted veneer can make a project look like it's falling apart.

■ To repair lifted veneer or a cracked joint I use a "pressure gluing" technique. First I place a dab of glue at the opening, then I shoot the glue under the veneer with an air compressor. This propels glue all the way under the veneer or into a deep crack.

In shallow cracks, I blow through a straw to force the glue under the veneer, see drawing. After the area under a piece of veneer (or the crack in an open joint) has been filled with glue, it can be clamped back in place while the glue dries.

Jan Svec Designer

To get a piece of lifted veneer to lay down and stay down means re-gluing. Blow a shot of glue under the crack with a straw.

BLOW DAB OF GLUE UNDER UFTED VENEER

DRINKING STRAW

BLOW DAB OF GLUE UNDER UFTED VENEER

DRINKING STRAW

A straight bit in the router table can be used like a dentist's drill Now glue an oversize filler strip into the routed edge. Sand or to repair a chipped piece of wood. Enlarge the "cavity" to remove plane the txrp surface flush, then come back with the router and danuiged material and provide a straight edge to accept a "filling." repeat the original profile, see the drawing at the top of this page.

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