Buying a commercial press, yes. But you can make your own with parts from an old frig or window A/C unit if the compressor and motor still work. Bags can be a bit pricey, but last a long time. Check this out for how-to as well as other veneering tips and supplies: http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/welcome.htmGG.... Have never used a vacume press. Would love to have one. Pretty pricy though.
Yup. Hide glue is the method I learned for doing wood veneer resto work. That's what they used back when the stuff I like working with was built.I've used that method myself, but prefer hide glue and either a veneer hammer for small pieces or a vacuum press for larger areas.