venering a round surface

dempsey_1957April 26, 2009

can you tell me how to put new vener on a round surface?

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Round as like a ball---or round as like a table edge?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 9:08AM
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Round like a table edge. Actually it's a handle on a chest of drawers, about 12in long with approx. 3in radius on the front side.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 10:00AM
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Many methods, just about any way you can do veneer:
- Hammered with hot hide glue
- Vacuum press
- Curved cauls and clamp
- Yellow glue, allowed to tack, then ironed on
- Hot-melt banding, ironed on
- PSA self-adhesive, peel & stick
- Contact Cement (assuming paper-backed veneer)

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 1:09PM
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So, the surface is curved---is it a flat curved surface or a rounded curved surface?

The flat curve is simple. Use an iron on veneer or a contact adhesive, easiest since you probably do not have the equipment/tools for the other methods.

The rounded(no sharp edges and the veneer needing to bend around the curve and the top/bottom of the curve) will be darn near impossible.

Would be easier to make a new handle.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 10:41AM
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I think Handymac means to ask whether it's a simple or compound curve. A simple curve should be fairly easy. A compound curve, though -- not so much.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 3:47PM
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