I thought I would start a thread where we could record what came today to aid our woodworking. Anything is game here from humble fasteners, through handtools to machine tools and even wood stock whatever. If there are no pictures it didn’t happen
I’ll go first.
Over the years I have done a small amount of veneering but never anything that required something like a vacuum bag system. I simply could not justify the cost at the moment. That’s not to say never as you don’t know what is around the corner.
Anyway recently I was repairing some lifted veneer on the aprons of a table with cauls made from plywood wrapped in packing tape and thought “If I had a veneer hammer I could do this quite easily”. In “ye olde dayes” a workshop would always have a few veneer hammers on hand but they seem to be few and far between nowadays. You can make one from some brass strip and a few sticks of wood but I wanted a substantial commercially made one.
So a German made Kunz veneer hammer arrived this morning with a drop forged head. This it the KUN037 with a 90mm (3.1/2″) blade on one side and a 22mm (7/8″) square lump on the other side for spot pressing. Best used with hot hide or Titebond hide glues it will even work with Titebond cold press as it pushes the mating parts together forming a good seal. It will probably work on any adhesive which exhibits good grab characteristics like Titebond Original.