If your end rail was made from glued-up stock, you may need to apply a piece of veneer to the outside face to conceal any glues lines that might be visible. Follow the same procedures you would use on the fall-front of a slant-top desk. Make the veneer pattern and set up a vacuum press (page 123). For the model shown, insert the hose into the nipple in the bottom of the press bag. Then place the platen in the bag and slide the nipple into the platen sleeve. Set the end rail on a work surface, apply the glue, and lay the veneer on the rail. Place a piece of wax paper over the veneer, rest the caul on top, and place the assembly atop the platen. Seal the bag, turn on the pump and leave the assembly under pressure for the recommended length of time (below). Most vacuum presses will shut off when the appropriate pressure has been reached.
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