Ok, so I have made some nice things in my day, but all were made out of solid wood. The only real experience i have with veneer, was with comercial veneer at a cabinet shop I worked at briefly. So a year ago I found an amazing pice of 8\4 quilted maple. I plan on using this wood for a desk. I was able to cut the leafs myself on my laguna bandsaw. Now, here is the part i could use some sage advice. I am not sure on how to sand them down to final thickness. I know i will have to rent some time on a wide belt sander. However, I have herd that they should be backed with MDF or plywood. I have also read that they do not need to be backed? I have about ten leafs to do that mesure 5’6” by 12”, and my final thickness should be around a lite 1/16”
Does anyone out there have any experience with this situation? Any advice would be awesome.
An advanced thank you to all that respond.
-- D.A Winograsky