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Forum topic by Andybb posted 08-20-2021 03:06 AM 427 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andybb

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08-20-2021 03:06 AM

I know you guys know this.

I need a supplier for real ebony (and others) veneer. Something thicker than the stuff from Rockler or WC that I can inlay using my Shaper.

Actually, now that I think of it veneer is probably too thin. Guess I’m looking for 1/16” or 1/8” thickness wood.

Thanks in advance.

-- Andy - Seattle USA


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#1 posted 08-20-2021 03:28 AM

As per Shipwright:
Certainly Wood is my favourite source because they have a good selection of thicker veneers. When it comes to veneer (IMHO) thicker is better. I like 1/16”.
https://certainlywood.com/woodmenu2.php?category=Special%20Thickness%20Veneers

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#2 posted 08-20-2021 04:53 AM


As per Shipwright:
Certainly Wood is my favourite source because they have a good selection of thicker veneers. When it comes to veneer (IMHO) thicker is better. I like 1/16”.
https://certainlywood.com/woodmenu2.php?category=Special%20Thickness%20Veneers

- LeeRoyMan

Actually, now that I think of it I want 1/8” for this application. It’s not veneer, it’s inlay and needs to be thicker and more rigid and easier to handle.

I think I’ll just resaw my own.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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MPython

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#3 posted 08-20-2021 06:39 AM

Contact Matt Furjanic at Inlay Bandings (https://www.inlaybanding.com/index.html). Call him on the phone and tell him what you’re looking for. He can probably help you. Nice guy, easy to deal with.

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#4 posted 08-20-2021 02:33 PM

I got my 1/16” Ebony veneer from Les Fils de J George in Paris. They have a website and do ship but may not be able to export Ebony as it is a restricted species. 1/16” Ebony is pretty rigid.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 08-21-2021 08:59 PM

My favorite is https://www.rarewoodsandveneers.com/hardwoods

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Jeff

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#6 posted 08-22-2021 02:51 AM

Edensaw woods- Tacoma for veneers, Port Townsend for woods
This is my candy store.

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#7 posted 08-22-2021 03:57 AM


Actually, now that I think of it I want 1/8” for this application. It s not veneer, it s inlay and needs to be thicker and more rigid and easier to handle.

I think I ll just resaw my own.

- Andybb

In my experience, buying a premade inlay is going to be much easier and more accurate.

Not saying you can’t get there, but home shop machines are not as accurate as industrial.

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Andybb

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#8 posted 08-22-2021 08:35 PM


Actually, now that I think of it I want 1/8” for this application. It s not veneer, it s inlay and needs to be thicker and more rigid and easier to handle.

I think I ll just resaw my own.

- Andybb

In my experience, buying a premade inlay is going to be much easier and more accurate.

Not saying you can’t get there, but home shop machines are not as accurate as industrial.

- CWWoodworking

Agreed. I also tried veneering regular 1/64” veneer to 1/8” masonite which worked well. 1/16” would work as long as it’s hardwood.

I’ve gotten a few suggestions for folks that sell 1/16” veneer. I can actually get close to 1/32” reliably with the equipment I have so a slice a little thicker run through the drum sander should get me pretty close relatively easily (he says before he tries it) :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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