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jesse cloud
I often use the mesh Bill does, especially for curved pieces and laminations.
A hint, when you cut the mesh, the edges will be quite sharp. Do your hands a favor and slightly melt the threads like you would a piece of poly cord.

I differ a little from Bill on the use of cauls/platens. As Bill noted "if the veneer is flexible" it will conform to the shape of the substrate under uniform pressure. However, commercial veneer is not always flexible and I seldom have the patience to apply glycerin softener. I find birdseye maple and highly figured veneers especially troublesome. Bends and curves also test the flexibility of veneers, but the mesh solves that issue.

I have some mesh I have been using for about 10 years.

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