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I am looking for a veneer softener I can make. I can purchase products commercially for about $25 to $30 per gallon, but wanted to see if there are any DIY formula’s anyone has had success with. Of course I am hoping the DIY choice is cheaper.
I don't know about veneer but in radio control aircraft modelling we use amonia solution ( weak ) to wet very thin ply and also balsa to bent it around very tight radii.
Suppose its worth a shot, shure you have some in the house.
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Thanks for the response gatiep. I am looking for a softener that is not water based. Most of the commercial products are polymer based. I have seen one recipe (one of Tage Frids books) that is glycerin based, but it is very expensive to make. The problem with the water-based approach is that is expands the veneer, when it is applied, the veneer can shrink and crack. So I am likely going to have to go with a commercial product. Thanks for the assist.
Let us know what you use and your results, Please.
If its got big teeth it eats meat, That includes power saws.
Glycerine is hygroscopic....it absorbs water. So if used in a high humidity area it will probably also raise the grain.
Just a thought.
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