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Forum topic by Bohaiboy posted 09-27-2017 04:39 PM 698 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2017 04:39 PM

What is the maximum thickness you would feel comfortable with for using a vaccum press to apply to a substrate? I am thinking 1/16” or maybe 1/8”. These would be bandsawn veneers.

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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#1 posted 09-27-2017 05:01 PM

There are several variables. Depends on if your doing curved pieces and the radius, or flat, also depends on the pump and how much pressure you are getting. I do 1/4 laminates for bed rails all the time, but these are flat. but for curved work i rarely go beyond 1/8 , but again a sharper radius, you may need to go to 1/16 , always do a dry run to see how well its pulling down.

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#2 posted 09-27-2017 05:21 PM

Sorry, should have stated for flat stock, no bending.

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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#3 posted 09-27-2017 05:28 PM

1/8” before it starts behaving like solid wood, as in expanding and contracting like solid wood.

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