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Winners of the Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge

Earlier this summer, I made a series of posts on this blog about how veneer is made. The photos in those posts came from a trip I made in June to the Veneer Tech plant in North Carolina to serve as a judge in the 2010 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge.  This morning the winners...

Veneer – Making Faces

Down the road a few miles from the Atlantic Veneer slicing operation is the Veneer Tech splicing plant. Veneer Tech takes leaves of veneer and assembles them into faces. Think of a 4 x 8 sheet of hardwood plywood, or a sheet of backed veneer. The large faces are assembled then later bonded to...

Veneer Mill Visit – After the Slicing

At different points in our tour of the veneer mill, our guide would point out a certain element, or an individual who played a critical role in keeping the operation moving efficiently and profitably. The veneer slicing machines are large and complicated, but each of the dozen in the facility depends on a simple...

Good Veneer Starts With the Best Logs

My visit to Atlantic Veneer began outside the mill in the log yard, and the first impression is that this is a serious operation that processes an amazing amount of material. Several trucks a day unload logs of maple, cherry and white oak that are harvested in western Pennsylvania and upstate New York. These...

All About Veneer – Slicers and Splicers

Last Thursday and Friday I was in Beaufort, N.C, as part of a panel of judges for the Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge. The folks from Veneer Tech were gracious hosts, and the results of the contest will be announced in August at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. After the winners are revealed I...

Looking for the Best Veneer Work

Woodworkers often labor without a lot of recognition or reward. If you have a project that utilizes veneer, here is a chance to get both. VeneerTech, a North Carolina based supplier of veneer is calling for entries for its annual Craftsman’s Challenge, open to all woodworkers. The six categories run the gamut from architectural...