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 Post subject: Veneering pick guards
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:42 pm 
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I just veneered two headstocks for a customer and there is a lot of veneer left over. We've decided to apply it to pick guards so they will match. I have lots of black plastic p/g material, my idea was to cut out the guards, glue the veneer on as I did on the heads and shoot a few coats of lacquer. Question is, what kind of adhesive would be best here (I used Titebond on the heads)? (And I'll make myself a note to be sure to remove the film before I do it). Veneer is 0.020, I don't have any sort of vacuum so I'll probably be clamping between something flat - maybe 3/4 MFD

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Do you have enough veneer to lay up a few layers with epoxy and make the pick guards from that?

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Titebond always worked for me doing veneer applications.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 pm 
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Does titebond adhere to plastic? What about contact cement? I'll be interested with what you decide to use. ...and how it worked.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:00 pm 
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How about Duco or Stew mac Bind-all? Works for plastic binding...

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:06 am 
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I would go with a contact cement like used for P-Lam counter tops.

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I’ve used Bryan’s suggestion with good results.
3-5 layers of veneer glued with veneer glue.
The finished piece is durable, machinable, and somewhat flexible.

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