Q. I am starting a boat project that will require me to glue wood veneer to door blanks. Can you give me information on vacuum bag presses?
A. A vacuum bag press is definitely the way to go for this project. The addresses for two different sources follows:
Vacuum Pressing Systems
553 River Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
Quality Vacuum Products
43 Bradford St.
Both companies can supply you with the equipment needed for successful veneering.
I recommend using a urea resin in these systems. It provides an excellent bond with a high degree of heat and water resistance. This adhesive is available in both powder and liquid form. Generally, the powder is the way to go unless you are involved in a high production situation. Its long shelf life lends itself well to smaller operations.
Jeff Pitcher is Marketing Director for Custom-Pak Adhesives in Newark, Ohio.