Course: VE100 Veneering Techniques & Processes
Students will learn the art of selecting, sizing, handling, sanding, and storing veneering to assure quality and consistency of finished products, minimize sand-through, and other rejects, increasing production yield and profitability. The course begins with identifying wood types & their properties, including how veneer is made to better understand the behavior of wood then progresses to instruction on how to translate veneer design into measureable specifications. This introduction teaches to what to look for when purchasing veneer including understanding veneer grades, and characteristics by species for both face grades and backer materials, and addresses the various types of cuts and pattern matching. Hands-on instruction advances to equipment and proper procedures for clipping, cutting/veneer guillotines, splicing/jointing veneers, and wide belt sanding including abrasive types, grit selection and belt sequencing. Additional instruction includes pressing & gluing veneer, and addresses substrates, types of glue, types of lay-ups, press types, cycle times, removal of unwanted natural characteristics and final inspection, and repair of veneer.
“We appreciated the focus on our questions & time to process issues throughout the class. We were impressed & look forward to attending future Stiles classes.“ Mortensen Woodwork Inc. -- Duration: 2 days
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Basic knowledge of panel processing
Understand veneering and veneering practices. Recognize veneer quality standards and specifications. Apply proven conditioning and fabrication techniques. Optimize machinery for specific processes. Demonstrate efficient veneer sanding and finishing procedures. Troubleshoot veneer results.
Who Should Attend
Veneering machinery operators, production supervisors, product managers, and purchasing agents
Applicable Machine Models