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Forum topic by 7bSkis posted 02-05-2013 08:53 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2013 08:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander veneer

I am in the need of producing 6’ x 6” veneers around 1/32” thick. In looking at different sanders I find few able to sand that thin and the Jet/Powermatic drum sanders which claim to sand that thin seem to have a lot of detractors.

I am wondering about using a sled to carry the veneer through a sander that won’t normally sand that thin.

Any recommendations on units or techniques would be appreciated. My budget for a new machine is about $1000 but I would hope to find something used for less.

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 03:14 AM

I have used sleds (carrier boards) to sand thin stock but I think you will have problems attaching stock that thin to the carrier board. Double face tape will create a hump in stock that thin. The only option for attachment I see is spray adhesive (then you’ve got to ‘unstick’ it!) You could probably double face tape the ends only and then cut them off when finished sanding to final thickness.

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