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How can I cut veneer with a hand saw and not chip it?

With a handsaw, one trick is to score through the veneer with a straightedge and sharp knife. Then use a finely-toothed blade, and let the blade do the work rather than trying to force it into the ...
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Can I cut homemade plywood on a bandsaw?

A band saw is fine. I would recommend that you avoid low tooth counts such as 3 tpi (teeth per inch) and opt for a smaller/denser tooth blade. Don't get to aggressive, instead feed it through ...
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Veneering with construction adhesives (PL Premium, etc)

Ok, so I ended up gluing felt-backed flexible birch veneer with PL Premium, the 3X stuff. I also had a tube of 8X, but I could barely manage to get it out of the tube, forget spreading. Some notes: ...
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How to make the natural wood grains become visible on my wooden door?

Buy a new door. Refinishing Unless there's something unusual about the door that's not evident from the description it literally isn't worth the time and effort to strip and refinish. Even if you ...
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Wood over LCD monitor

Can this be done with an LCD monitor? That'll depends on the monitor and what results you expect. It's worth thinking about how the effect works. I see it as a version of the theatrical scrim effect, ...
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Why do they sand pine plywood

Why is pine plywood known as "sanded"? Because it has been sanded. It does not feel any smoother than other plywoods because other plywoods are also sanded at factory. It is just not ...
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Best practice for storing veneer?

The consensus is to store veneers flat. If you don't currently have somewhere suitable for the longest pieces consider installing a shelf high on a wall somewhere (or even from the ceiling!) in the ...
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How to remove CA glue stains on wood?

Regrettably when adhesive gets on to the surface like this there's really no good option but to remove the affected wood, usually by sanding or scraping1. You can, in theory, remove the adhesive ...
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How do you tell whether a piece of furniture is veneered?

This looks like plywood to me. It's pretty hard to tell without a better photo, but here's what I'm seeing... The panel on the left of the photo appears to be three bookmatched sections, but I can't ...
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Replacing a portion of a ply in plywood

Tidiest route would be to replace the entire top, or even just to fill the holes and layer another section of ply on top of the entire piece, and then round over the edges to make it look as part of ...
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Can I cut homemade plywood on a bandsaw?

I'm fairly sure it would be fine to use a band saw, right? Yes it's fine to use a bandsaw for cutting your homemade plywood, just as with commercial plywood. There are a few things you can do to ...
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Replacing a portion of a ply in plywood

Well, plywood is made of layers of veneir and furniture-quality plywood has one or both outer faces veneered with something prettier than the core. You could cutting/staining/gluing pieces of veneir ...
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Repair / Restore Veneer Covered Table

How to tell what type of finish you have: Fortunately, you have some flakes. The finish is water damaged...that's why its lifting. Drop some of the flakes into a glass jar of denatured alcohol........
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Gluing veneered panels together to make a box

After looking at your pictures and seeing what you're after, I think I've got a better idea of what you're doing. If it were me, I'd cut all the box joints first. Your heavy power tools that you'd be ...
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What is the best process to create a laminated panel with MDF core, linoleum & veneer faces, and edge banding?

I would use the order in your last technique you described but with these details : Cut the MDF to shape Apply the banding to the edge Use flush cut router to trim the banding to thickness of the MDF ...
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Can I apply a wood veneer on stairs?

If you think 'covering' the stairs is the best way to 'fix' the problem, I would go with a thicker laminate. something like 1/8-1/4" (3-6mm) This would be thick enough to handle a lot of wear, ...
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How to make the natural wood grains become visible on my wooden door?

Use stain remover, and chip a thin layer of wood, then apply a new stain. But I doubt that the pressed veneer is thick enough to allow for any thinning. There's no fixing the existing veneer. Face ...
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Choosing wood for long 11'x2' (double) desk top

As mentioned above solid lumber can be had in long lengths, also plywood can be had in in longer lengths a 12' would be difficult and expensive to get. Turn a problem into a feature use an 8' piece ...
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How to make the natural wood grains become visible on my wooden door?

Stain remover worked fine for removing most of the stain and other upper lacquer/sealer layers. A thin layer of veneer then was pressed on the door. All good without buying a new door. Todo: Upload ...
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Cut down a veneered table top

This answer, which I wrote before I saw the photos, addresses the issue of chipout of the flat tabletop but not about how to cut the top with the side apron if it is still attached to the top. It may ...
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Veneer and Air Bubbles

If you used PVA glue to attach your squares to the substrate, you can reheat the glue with an iron to soften/melt it and get the problem squares to adhere to the substrate better. Here's an article ...
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How to fix a crack when bending a veneer

I reached out to a friend-of-a-friend who does parquetry. He suggested applying heat with an iron to try smoothen the ends out. It was relatively successful in that the crack is no longer sticking up, ...
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how to re-adhere veneer before refinishing

A neat trick for lifting veneer; even bubbles in the center: Using an artists brush, swab wood glue under the lifted area, making sure you get glue on both the lift and the substrate. Wipe away the ...
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Can I use a foam roller to spread contact cement for veneering

You can certainly use a roller to apply contact cement, but often this is done using a solid roller (usually a hard rubbery material of some kind), not a foam or short-nap roller because of the ...
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Oak veneer finishing

Typically that yellow hue is associated with an oil finish, such as boiled linseed oil or tung oil. However, since the material you have already seems to have a film finish on it you will not be able ...
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