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Forum topic by zindel posted 06-28-2011 04:54 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2011 04:54 PM

So normally when i cut veneer i almost always use a knife or something similar..then it dawned on me…why not use a very sharp paper trimmer? I was wondering if anyone has tried this before? Did it work well or did it destroy the veneer? I don’t know just a random thought of the day.

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 05:15 PM

It does work well – but is not very precise.
I have not tried the rotary style with the little wheel, but we use the big guillotine style to cut things to rough size.

I think of it as a compound mitre saw for veneer.
If you get some splintering of the cut, apply some blue painters tape then cut.

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#2 posted 07-04-2011 04:53 AM

Depending on thickness, I’ve seen people use pasta cutters, I believe Steve Latta uses one for stringing.

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#3 posted 07-04-2011 06:37 AM

All the time. It’s the best for cutting against the grain, and nothing will give you cleaner and more precise cuts.

With the grain, and you get a tendency to shatter and chip witha guillotine, and with a rotary, it follows the grain too much to be useful.

An exacto with a #11 blade and a straight edge produce far better results.

I also almost always apply blue painters tape where I plan on cutting because it holds the grain in place and as you make multiple passes, it starts to act as a thin “guide” to where to cut the wood.

Though sacreligious, you “can” try to use some really sharp scissors also on the wood (based with tape of course), but my scissor skills are inferior to my knife. Also, remember to overlap your woods that are to join (at the place of the join) when cutting and cut both at the same time to ensure the best fit.

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