Veneering opens up an exotic world of shape and surface possibilities for the woodworker. Hammer veneering is to a veneer press what a hand plane is to a power joiner. While a veneer press remains the best approach for large, flat surfaces, it is often impractical, even impossible, to use a press for small areas, edging, inside corners, angled or curved work. Traditional hammer veneering allows the veneer to be directly applied without the use of cauls, clamps, presses, elaborate set ups, or inappropriate contact cements. It allows one to work more flexibly, subtly, and quickly – by bringing the tool to the work. During this two day, hands-on seminar students will learn a complete traditional system culled by David from years of research and his own painful trial and error. This class will save the student years of guesswork and other kinds of grief. After demonstrations, students will try their hand at veneering flat areas, curves, edges and inside corners. David will discuss the common problems that can arise, what causes them and how to prevent them. This weekend will begin your mastery of an ancient, highly practical and nearly lost art.