Beomaster plastic trims veneering

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  • #9115
    chartz
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    Hi,

    I’ve ordered 0.6 mm palissander (rosewood) veneer for my freshly restored Beomaster 1900. I’ll let you know how things go. I guess neoprene glue is the best here.
    Any advice please?

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    sonavor
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    Hi Jacques,

    Yes, contact cement is what is usually used for applying a veneer to another surface.

    John

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    chartz
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    Thanks John. What do you use then?

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    sonavor
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    I haven’t done much wood veneering but I have used a product like this on reattaching metal trim on some Beogram dust covers.  However, there are quite a few different manufacturers of that type of glue.  I didn’t save the links but there “how to” videos on veneering as well.

    I believe Craig, here on the Workbench, re-veneered his Beomaster 4400 a couple of years ago.

    John

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    Glitch
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    chartz:  I haven’t had the need to veneer any of my B&O equipment, but I have used veneer on other things. I second the recommendation for contact cement to attach the veneer to plastic or metal parts. Another option is a heat activated veneer glue. I haven’t used this myself, but know people who swear by it. I assume that you are using a raw veneer and not one with a pre-applied adhesive.

    How do you plan to trim the veneer? If you plan to use a razor knife be sure to pay attention to the direction of the grain so you don’t inadvertently split the veneer.

    Looking forward to seeing pictures of your final results.

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    chartz
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    Hi,

    Thanks.

    I do remember Craig’s job. The 4400 is all chipwood though.

    The tricky part will be to cut it on the edges of the plastic trims.
    I intended to glue the raw veneer to the plastic and cut it along afterwards.

    I also have a Beomaster 8000 to do, one found in a scrapyard that I saved and which actually works. So if that works I’ll do it too.

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    chartz
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    First trim done.

    The old veneer peels off easily when heated with an iron. Then white spirit removes the old glue residue.

    Will do the cheeks later!

    This Beomaster has now been working for many hours a day for the whole week. No issues noted, and I keep being amazed at how sensitive the tuner section is.

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    Glitch
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    Looks great! That is very beautiful veneer.

    How are you going to handle the veneer overlap on the corners?

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    chartz
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    Hi,

    There are no corners here. Same with the BM 8000, the plastic pieces take care of the angle, and that makes the task much easier!

    The Beogram is more difficult!

    There is a special tool for that mind you.

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    chartz
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    I’d say fair. Will do better next time! A bit teck oil and final polishing will finish it off nicely.

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