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Forum topic by PaulfromVictor posted 05-13-2010 09:36 PM 2548 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PaulfromVictor

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05-13-2010 09:36 PM

Along with many of you, I have recently completed a drum sander. I want to begin making veneers, but do not have a conveyor feed on the sander. Will the veneer be able to survive being pushed against the force of the drum as it get thinner? What is the best way to push it? How thick should the veneer be?


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#1 posted 05-13-2010 10:08 PM

I presume that you are talking about sanding resawn veneer to a uniform thickness.

You will want to do some experimenting to come up with a process that works for you, but generally shop made veneer is around 1/8” thick, so it sounds like you will probably start by slicing it just a bit thicker than that, and then send it through your drum sander on a sled to get it to your desired thickness.

Also, FWIW, if you can get clean enough slices off of the bandsaw, then you can just glue the veneer to your substrate and surface it there.

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 11:20 AM

NO..you need a carrier board, as Autumn has explained. Have fun on this new adventure in woodworking

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 06:10 PM

Thank you all.

Autumn, I am thinking I will use a piece of baltic birch pw. That is dead flat. I will try it on some curly maple and let you know. I hope to get to it within the next couple weeks.

Paul

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