Introduction to Hammer Veneering with Al Breed
The use of hide glue and hammer veneering goes back thousands of years. The walls of ancient Egyptian tombs portray craftsmen sawing veneers, mixing glue in a pot and laying those veneers down with the same hammer techniques which are just as effective today as it was back then. This ancient technique offers a no-nonsense, streamlined approach to veneering which allows for complex patterns and quick repairs or “do-over’s” as the need arises. Join nationally known furniture maker, & Sapfm Cartouche award recipient Al Breed for this information packed two day workshop where we will take a hard look at hide glue and its characteristics, toothing & sizing the substrate and the veneers, their preparation and usage, and the hammer veneering technique for laying them down. We will practice these techniques by working on a panel with a surrounding crossbanding of a contrasting wood such as would be used for a drawer front.
The skills you will learn could be applied to any project incorporating veneers. The limit is only your imagination! Sign up today- this is a class you will not want to miss!
Tuition: $345.00 plus materials
Section 053020A: Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31, 9:30am—5:00pm
Tool list: artists palette knife, 1 1/2” bench chisel, scraper blade, cutting gauge and veneer hammer.