Thinning rosewood veneer+finish, restoring Denon turntable DP60L
Have to say, I am pretty new in pro woodworking so looking for your help. I have made previously some speaker boxes, veneering, etc. (they came out very elegant), but here I am stuck and do not have experience how to proceed.
I receive VERY GOOD, NICE high end Denon DP60L turntable from US, but unfortunately shipping damaged couple of corners. They look soo bad, I can glue them, but still whole turntable looks then still damaged. Bought new dustcover also, which also got damaged. Damn!! Final goal is I try to get it back into mint condition
So, turntable plinth is covered with magnificent rosewood (palisander, santos) veneer. It is very thin, so it looks almost like a thick paper. Thats results very nice sharp corners, where you do not see veneer edge. Veneer could be maybe 0.3mm thick. Most turntable corners have standard veneer overlapping and then sanded down, which gives us a bit rounded edge. Top layer over side layer probably?! But this Denon, which I really like it, has nice sharp edge. It also looks that veneer is sanded in factory, because it looks very smooth and do not show up any imperfections/creases.
So my first problem – how I can thinning down rosewood veneer into ca 0.3mm thickness. Sanding before veneering or what do you suggest?
Second problem – turntable veneer looks a bit brownish-reddish color (red), regular rosewood is more towards brown. I have top coated rosewood with acrylic lacquer and final result does not look reddish at all. So my first guess is that in factory, they have colored veneer with stain and the top coated with acryl or polyester lacquer? What do you think how can I achieve same results as in factory?
I added some pics, which gives some hints about veneer color.