Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Hammer Veneering with David Orth

Dates: 5/17 - 5/18
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $275
Materials: $35
Deposit: $125

Veneering opens up a whole new world of shape and surface possibilities for the woodworker. While a veneer press usually remains the best approach for large, flat surfaces, it is sometimes impractical, even impossible, to use a press for small areas, edging, inside corners, angled, or curved work. Traditional hammer veneering allows you to apply veneer directly without the use of cauls, clamps, presses, elaborate setups, or contact cements. Hammer veneering is to modern veneer techniques what a hand plane is to a power joiner. It allows you to work more flexibly, subtly, and quickly - by bringing the tool to the work. During this two-day, hands-on seminar, you'll learn a complete traditional system culled by David from years of reading, emulating a guarded Italian craftsman, and learning from his own mistakes. You will learn how to select and prepare substrates, veneer, and glue. After demonstrations, students will try their hand at veneering flat areas, curves, edges, and inside corners. David will discuss the typical problems that can arise and how to prevent them. This weekend will begin your mastery of an ancient, nearly lost art.

Key Points:

How hammering veneering can improve your designs
Choosing a substrate material and constructing underlying forms
Selecting and preparing veneers - some surprises here that will simplify and speed the process
Selecting, preparing, and maintaining hide glue
Maintaining control over a complex and potentially messy work environment
Applying the glue--you's never guess the trick
Working the surface with the veneer "hammer"
The proper use of veneer tape
A variety of trimming techniques and preparation for finishing
Typical problems and how to prevent them

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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