Hammer Veneering with David Orth June 8-9, 2019


$330 tuition, $35 material fee
Key Points:
*Learn how hammering veneering sets furniture design free
*Learn how it speeds up work
*Learn about substrate materials and underlying forms
*Learn how to select and prepare veneers
*Student will learn to select, prepare and maintain hide glue
*Learn how to apply the glue
*Learn to work the surface with the misnamed veneer hammer
*Learn the proper use of veneer tape
*Learn a variety of trimming techniques and preparation for finishing
*Understand common veneering problems and how to prevent them

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


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.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.