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Sanding veneer leafs

03-12-2012 01:35 PM by xylophage | 3 comments »

Ok, so I have made some nice things in my day, but all were made out of solid wood. The only real experience i have with veneer, was with comercial veneer at a cabinet shop I worked at briefly. So a year ago I found an amazing pice of 8\4 quilted maple. I plan on using this wood for a desk. I was able to cut the leafs myself on my laguna bandsaw. Now, here is the part i could use some sage advice. I am not sure on how to sand them down to final thickness. I know i will have to rent some time on a wide belt sander. However, I have herd that they should be backed with MDF or plywood. I have also read that they do not need to be backed? I have about ten leafs to do that mesure 5’6R...

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