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Posted on Sawing Burl for Veneer?

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 03:42 PM

Assuming you are going to laminate them to a piece of hard board, I would recommend slicing it at about 1/4”-3/8” thicknesses and letting them dry naturally. Putting “stickers” and weighting them down will tend to leave sticker staining on the wood, but you could give it a try if you deem it worthy. Burl dries as it does, but generally leaves a very uneven surface due to the varying thicknesses of the differing grains. Slicing them thick will allow a person to sand them down on one side, then laminate; once the glue is dry, you could then sand the other side flat and to your desired end thickness. The veneer people I have talked to all use 1/8” as a standard end thickness.

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