|Forum topic by nalij||posted 09-13-2016 01:52 AM||373 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-13-2016 01:52 AM
So perhaps a silly question, but, I figured I would ask anyway…..
I want to make a small box for the wife, I have a bunch of burl veneer (1/32”) that I want to play with. I am thinking of veneering some to 1/4” stock (cherry, walnut or beechnut). My question is…Would I get a bunch of tearout if I tried to do through dovetails (by hand) on such a board?
From what I have read most of the tearout occurs on the backside, which in my case would be the solid hardwood – so I dont think that should be an issue.
I am just concerned that the veneered front may not handle this so well since it’s burl (notorious for cracking, etc.) and it’s a very thin veneer to begin with. Furthermore, marking the front with a scribe line cannot be sanded out (due to how thin it is) and there will be no ability to plane the front down, again due to the veneer already being attached.
Any thoughts or experience from the masters?
Perhaps I should just miter the sides and call it a day.
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