There are many reasons that you do well to cut your own veneer when woodworking. One is commercial veneer is getting thinner and thinner. It is difficult to work with a thin veneer because it breaks so easily. I hate working on pins and needles with material like that, always worried about cracking or breaking. But with when you make your own, you can cut it as thick as you like. I like cutting it 3/16 of an inch, but that is really up to you.
With commercial grade veneer if you make any mistakes on it the veneer will be shot, but with your own veneer you can always make more.
To make your own veneer, you are going to have to have a bandsaw. You can use a smaller bandsaw but it is slow. Using a better saw will make the job a lot easier, especially if it is one that will take a 93 inch blade or larger. It makes life easier, but it isn’t necessary.
Ready for me to explain it to you? I could, but watching it done is better right?. Just use this quick video to get you started with this simple process:
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