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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 01-19-2018 04:49 PM 464 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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01-19-2018 04:49 PM

Some suggestions for GOOD source? Needed for contrast layers in Segmented wood turning.

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jmartel

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#1 posted 01-19-2018 04:52 PM

Certainlywood.com has always been good to me. But it’s full length/width veneers typically, so might be larger than you are looking for.

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#2 posted 01-19-2018 05:13 PM

There are a lot of retail sources. I haven’t
bought a lot of veneer but I’ve never had
a problem with it not being “good” stuff.

The thing that might concern you is thickness
as most veneer is cut to like 1/40th inch.
Finding thicker or thinner in the colors you
want may be a little challenging.

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AZWoody

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#3 posted 01-19-2018 06:04 PM

Ebay has a lot of sellers but like Loren said, a lot of veneer material is pretty thin.

I have ordered from there before and was able to find all kinds of species.

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#4 posted 01-20-2018 01:44 AM

There are still a few sources of veneer thicker than the modern standard 1/42” but they are few and far between and don’t generally have a wide range of species. ... and very few exotics.
Certainly Wood (mentioned above) has a page called “special thickness veneers” that is worth checking out.
Constantine’s has some but again a small selection of domestics.
B&B Rare Woods has some 1/32” – 1/28” dyed veneer.
High quality (sawn) exotics in 1/32” – 1/16” and thicker are still available from a few custom cutters in Europe and that is a real option for high value pieces.

Of course if 1/42” is OK with you, there are as stated above lots of sources.

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#5 posted 01-20-2018 06:05 AM

You can resaw any type of wood a make your own. That is what a friend of mine does to get the contrast for segmented turning. Cut it, plain it and sand it. You will get great results and it will not cost a lot of money.

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 01-20-2018 03:42 PM

I got one of the marquetry “kits” from veneer supplies when he had a sale on them (they run out of stock fast on these so you’ll probably have to wait).

They are scraps of 1/40” veneers, but cost only pennies per square foot. I agree that Certainly Wood is a great source for thicker stock, but the species are more limited.

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