Repairing Damaged and Missing Veneers with Don Williams
If the historical evidence (i.e. inept repair) is any indication the problem of repairing and replacing missing veneers is one that has flummoxed furniture craftsmen for generations. The main issues for successful veneer restoration are 1) getting the grain pattern right, 2) making the new piece to fit the void of the loss perfectly, and 3) understanding and exploiting the properties of the adhesives, especially hide glue. These topics, and more, will be covered in this one-day hands-on workshop. The tools for this are simple, and nothing is more useful than to have a good inventory of veneer scraps in-hand. Tools and materials will be provided by the instructor, but if you have a small veneer repair project to work on, bring it along. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to work with one of the leading experts in this field. Don recently retired from the Smithsonian Institution where he was a senior conservator for over 3 decades. Don is also the editor and translator of the Andre Roubo books published by Lost Arts Press and the Author of Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley.
Section 061017A: Saturday, June 10, 9:00am—5:00pm