How I created a double interlocking spiral matched veneer box. Part one; Spiral Matching.
Veneering tools can be found here
Techniques are illustrated in my book Advance Veneering and Alternative Techniques published by Schiffer PublishingFollow Us:
What is the veneer used in the spiral match?
What are the grey pieces you put on the veneer just before going into the vac.press – they look heavy, so I wondered if it was lead sheet to hold things in place while sliding into the bag, or maybe it’s breather fabric?
They are rubber sheets to protect the vacuum bag from the sharp corners of the core.
What is the tan tape that you used as backing, heat set with an iron and them water to soften to remove it?
It is standard veneer tape. Moisture sensitive glue, I use the iron to remove the excess moisture and quickly set the glue. It isn’t required but keeps the project moving. After pressing, a light coat of water releases the tape. You can see this tape here https://kit.co/imaginegrove/veneering-tools-and-supplies