How To Bandsaw Your Own Veneer
Tips for smooth slicing in any kind of wood
Synopsis: Shop-sawn veneer offers the stability of commercial veneer and a measure of flexibility that is missing from its commercial cousin. The bandsaw is the essential veneer tool, but make sure it’s tuned properly. Timothy Coleman explains how to tune and set it up your bandsaw to resaw veneer, and how to prepare and cut the plank into slices. He shows how to surface the sheets of veneer in several ways and then how to use the veneer in your projects. The article offers tips for aligning your bandsaw to the blade’s drift. A pictorial of complicated veneer projects will spur you on.
From Fine Woodworking #143
It is a wonder to me that I can take a piece of solid wood, with its unforgiving properties of seasonal movement, resaw it into veneer and glue it to a stable substrate, and it will suddenly behave quite demurely. Much of…