|Forum topic by ADHDan||posted 150 days ago||534 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
150 days ago
As I was making a sideboard, I realized that one of the boards I selected to use for the legs may be a different species than the rest of the cabinet (the right leg in the pictures below).
Thinking it would be an easy fix, I ripped some 1/8” to 1/16” thick strips that match the rest of the cabinet to cover the faces of the non-matching leg. But, of course, this turned out to be way more difficult than I realized and now I’m leaning towards trying to strip off the veneer. It doesn’t look horrible, but it also doesn’t look like what I thought it would and I’m worried that once I stain it the problems will be glaringly obvious (and less attractive than a slightly non-matching, but solid wood, leg). I used Tightbond III to glue up the veneer.
If I wanted to strip off the veneer and sand through the glue to get back to the original wood, what would be the best way to do that? Is there an easy way to de-bond Titebond III? It’s been sitting for a few days, but if a heat gun or hair dryer would work that would be great. Or, should I be hitting the thicker veneer with a belt sander and the thinner veneer with an ROS until I get back to the natural wood, and then just sand through the glue layer using progressively finer grits? The legs are glued in place and cannot be removed.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.