I must admit, this package of veneer tools and supplies is long overdue. I can't count the number of woodworkers who requested a combo package like this. So here it is! Combine this package with a vacuum press system or kit and you'll be ready to build a sweet looking veneered panel. This package deal includes a decent selection of the essential items to get started in vacuum press veneering.
Glue Tone Option
You can select the Better Bond glue tone that best matches your veneer. Light is suitable for maple, ash, sycamore, laurel, and tamo ash. The medium tone is great for elm, oak, lacewood, and bubinga. Dark works well on species such as walnut, teak, cherry, mahogany, and ebony.
The light and dark options add $1 to the cost of this kit.
Warning: This Kit Contains a Tool with Sharp Edges
Safety should be your highest priority when working with the veneer saw included with this kit. It is your responsibility to use and handle this tool in a safe manner and in accordance with all safety policies in the work area. Wear appropriate safety equipment including eye protection while using this tool. Use of this tool is at your own risk. JWW Services Inc. doing business as VeneerSupplies.com disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury or expense.
How much money does this kit save versus buying each of the items individually?
You'll save about $10 when you buy the combo package.
Where can I learn more about basic veneering?
The JoeWoodworker FAQ page has questions and answers to more than 100 veneering questions.
Will the veneer tape leave markings on the veneer surface?
Veneer tape will not leaving markings or residue if applied and removed correctly from the veneer face. For some, it will take a bit of practice. See this link for more information.
Review by Gordon Kemler
I am an experienced woodworker and I thought I would give veneering a try. My wife and I found a very nice chest of drawers and a dresser that needed the veneer replaced at a local antique store so we said, why not give it a try? I ordered this kit after I had done the research and it seems to have everything that I could use for this first attempt at veneering this dresser. The products were very well thought out with the assortment of items that you will need. My order was shipped in a timely manner and it was very well packaged. Everything was as described. I would highly recommend this product along with Joe and his company very highly. His information on veneering to the newbie was very helpful.
Review by Alasdair Keith
This is my first purchase from Joe. The products came in two(!) days and were packed beautifully. I have not used any of them yet but the quality is apparent, especially the rosewood veneer. Joe also followed up after the order with a great level of detail and a sincere offer of any veneering advise I might need. Great experience that you could never get from a large online retailer.
Review by Rick Gray
This is a very good starter package and the pre-sharpened veneer saw works great.
Review by Jeff Waggoner
I am very impressed with both the products and service. This was our first time to try veneering and we started by reading all of the FAQs. We then ordered all of the veneers and supplies. The next day I received an email saying it was on its way and offering to answer any questions. I sent a question and got an immediate response. This kind of service is very rare today and I will be a customer for life.
Review by Josh A.
As you start a project and still in the learning process, the most frustrating thing is to find at the last minute that you can't start because you miss a single tool to tackle the job. This kit provides everything needed but the press and the veneer.
I must admit that I looked and quickly dismissed at the veneer tape moistener. After the first project was done I realized how something so simple, that could be grossly replaced with a wet cloth and a cup of water could make the whole experience of gluing and taping (a bit under the sword to be within the open time), more efficient and cleaner. Recommended without any reservations!
Review by Dave Agostini
I am just getting started with veneering and this kit has everything that I needed to get going. The included items are of good quality, not cheap stuff. I really like this site. It is very well organized and extremely informative. Since I am new to veneering, I can go to the site and read the necessary info to proceed with every veneering process I need as I step through my project.
Review by Thomas H.
I was happy to be able to get everything I needed to get started in vacuum-bag veneering (along with my new Excel 5) in a nice package. The Combo consists of all the things I would've purchased anyway, so this made it easy, and the price was very reasonable. Best of all, the included items are of very nice quality. For example, the Two Cherries saw is already honed and ready to use.
When you add in the great service provided by Joe Woodworker, it just makes sense to buy what you need for veneering here. BTW, the sales that come along every now and then make a good thing even better!
Review by Eddie Hopkins
This review is not so much about this combo deal (which is very good by the way) but more about the customer support you get from Joe and Christine. You're going to be pleasantly surprised when you email this company. They do actually reply to their customers and they do appear to care that your project comes out successfully. I've emailed Joe about 12 times in 3 or 4 days and each time I got a polite and intelligent answer within a short time frame. If you have questions about veneering, this is the place to be.
Review by Greg Hughes
I'm just getting into veneering and I wanted to get everything I needed without spending a fortune. This kit has all of the stuff I needed to get going with my first project which was a walnut burl humidor. The project turned out great. The parts of this combo deal are all top quality. I'm very satisfied.
Review by David Ragan
I had read some on veneering (all over the internet), and some folks make it sound so hard and easy to make mistakes. However, with all the information, and sincerity of Joe and his website, it increased my comfort level to a point I was willing to "take the plunge". I got the Excel 5, the starter kit, a fancy bag, and of course some veneer.
Everything has exceeded my expectations, Joe always returns emails, giving tracking numbers and answering emails. For instance I just found out one of my questions was addressed in his website. the Excel 5 is exceptionally quiet for an industrial machine, was easy to assemble, and the tools and glue with the kit are perfect. I might also add that the veneer saw is razor sharp, and beveled perfectly. the veneer I purchased had wifezilla and her mother salivating at the possibilities, it is so gorgeous (almost as much as wifezilla). When Joe has AAA veneer, it really is AAA.
My opinion is that he, like me, a small business person realizes that impeccable service and products at a reasonable price are the keys to success. Your reputation is everything in this world to the small business person. Joe deserves a great reputation, that I believe he has.
I would absolutely say there is no better reason to rack up your credit card if you are a woodworker and are not yet veneering. The process has come a long way in the last 40 years, and is now a science, not "cheap" stuff. If you approach it carefully with diligence, you'll be amazed, like me and ever so glad to have a resource like Joe to help guide you.
Take the plunge, you'll be glad you did-Joe is the best.
Review by Allan Wenzer
This kit is exactly what I was hoping for. It has the basic tools you need to get started in veneering once you have the vacuum press project completed. Everything included with the kit worked wonderfully. The glue roller is a must-have item and the veneer softner pint is enough to hold me over for several months.
This is a great buy for anyone getting started.