Where veneered mouldings have to be veneered and a vacuum-bag press is not available, the traditional sandbag method can be employed. The bag should be made up out of twill or coarse linen sturdy enough to withstand pressure but supple enough to follow the curves, and filled with fine dry silver sand which has been thoroughly sieved or screened. If hide glue is used the bag must be warmed throughout to the melting temperature of the glue, or used cold for synthetic glues, carefully positioned with a generous overhang and packed down. If there is sufficient volume of sand the weight alone may be adequate, although resin glues
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