Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Veneering with Paul Schurch

Dates: 5/27 - 5/31
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $60
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

Come and spend a week with Paul Schuerch, one of the world's premier veneer experts. If you have attended veneering classes in the past or currently work with veneer, you will not want to miss this informative class.

Paul starts with the history of veneer and how it has developed to what it is today. Raw veneer, making your own, handling, flattening, and buying are discussed and there will be hands-on practice sessions in book, slip, reverse, diamond, and four-way matching. There are demonstrations on starbursts, border work, parquet and edge work. This class not only teaches traditional veneering techniques but also covers veneer cutting, joining, finishing, and assembly techniques done in today's shop setting. Choosing substrates and glues and determining how to prepare and press up veneer are all demonstrated. Paul specializes in using and mixing other mediums in his work, such as stone and metal; and if time permits, he will show us some of the various techniques he uses for marquetry and surface decoration.

Key Points:

Veneer selection and handling techniques
Learn about which veneering substrates are the best
Selecting the best glues for veneer
Cold pressing, PVA, poly and urea glues
Traditional hammer veneering techniques
Veneering on irregular surfaces and edges
Using vacuum technology for veneering
Veneering curved and flat panels
Incorporating veneering into furniture designs

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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