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Thin is in. Learn more about veneer and its uses in woodworking.
Getting Started with Veneer
A brief article discussing the basics of veneering.
Common veneering terms and easy to understand explanations.
Time to set things straight about the most common veneering myths.
Paperbacked Veneer Guide
Frequently asked questions about paperbacked and 2-ply veneers.
A simple solution to a common problem.
Cutting Wood Veneer
The first step in seaming two veneers together.
Using Veneer Tape
The second step in seaming two veneers together.
Dealing With Veneer Defects
Got pinholes and cracks in your veneer? Here's how to work with them.
Backer & Balance Veneer
Often overlooked, a backer veneer is critical to a flat panel.
The latest craze in small veneer projects.
Sharpening a Veneer Saw
The simple task of sharpening a veneer saw for perfect veneer joints.
Ultra-CAT Veneer Glue Info
Tidbits of information about powered urea resin glues.
Veneer Adhesive Guide
A short discussion of the many veneer adhesive options.
Battle of the Bonds
A bit of information about two common veneer glues.
Confused about veneer? This page might help.
Answers to the most common questions about the vacuum veneer press.
Veneer Glue FAQ
Questions and answers about veneer glue and other adhesives.
What's behind the veneer is just as important. Learn more here.
A couple of simple tips to avoid the most common mistakes with veneer.
Veneering Without Vacuum
Sometimes, a vacuum press isn't ideal for veneering. Check it out.
Tom Iovino's first lessons in hammer veneering.
A Simple Method Yields Superb Results on Plywood Edges
Working with Copper Veneer
A brief article about copper veneer and how it is applied.
Copper Veneering FAQ
Our list of common questions about copper veneer.
Category: Vacuum Pressing and Vacuum Clamping
Vacuum Pressing Intro
A brief article about the "what and why" of vacuum veneering.
DIY Vacuum Press (Pump)
How to build a vacuum press with an electric vacuum pump.
DIY Vacuum Press (Venturi)
How to build a vacuum press with a venturi and air compressor.
A few quick ideas about vacuum clamping with a vacuum press.
Vacuum Frame Press
Build your own vacuum pressing table for veneering.
How to adapt a vacuum press for vacuum chucking lathe projects.
Breather Mesh Basics
Vacuum Press Just Got Easier
Polyurethane vs. Vinyl Bags
Learn the differences between polyurethane and vinyl for vacuum bagging.
Build a simple vacuum chamber for stabilizing turning blanks and more.
Vacuum Clamping Matrix
How to build a vacuum clamping matrix for your vacuum press.
Category: Woodworking and More
A quick look around my shop.
Performax Sander Tips
A few simple tips to get your Performax sander running nicely.
TransTints Dye Stain Tips
My favorite stain. Tips from Jeff Jewitt.
Jet vs. Tormek SuperGrind
Jet "knocks-off" the Tormek. Here's what I've found.
Tormek T-7 Sharpener
The T-7 brings some welcome improvements to the workbench.
Tools... My Two Cents
A boring look at the tools I own and what I think of them.
Spitcoating a Perfect Finish
P'Toooey! No...no...no. Spitcoating does not require hocking up a loogie.
Ebonizing Rust Stain
Turn walnut into ebony with this magical potion.
Setting Jointer Knives
A simple approach to setting jointer knives accurately.
Sharpening a Scraper
The easy way to sharpen a scraper from filing to burnishing.
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