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Need opinions on veneering small jewelery box lid panels using hot melt adhesive sheets . I believe this sheet adhesive comes from General Electric and is typically applied with an iron. I purchased it from MacBeath's hardwoods. Does anybody have experience with this product type?
I actually use a 12" X 12" heated dry mount press that is used to apply decals to t-shirts. It's quick, not messy and flat. I'm applying wood veneer to both MDF and baltic birch plywood substrates (both sides for balance). Results so far are good. Also planning to rewaw my own veneers to 1/16th thickness, applying via this hot melt sheet material and, smoothing with my drum sander.
Will the hot melt sheets work with my shop made veneers that are 2-3 times thicker than the 1/32" - 1/40" purchased wood veneers? How about potential delamination over time and compatibility with various finishes/solvents (laquer, shellac, etc)?
Would appreciate +/- opinions on this approach. I also have a vacuum bag. However, if there is nothing inherently wrong with this thin sheet adhesive, it seems to be the ticket for effortlessness.
Thanks for the input.
Fred of San Jose