Well, I am working on the 2 jewelry chests today and adding the Tiger Maple
veneer to the maple drawer fronts, 24 of'um. Because the veneer strips are
1/8" wider than 3 of the drawers, stacked, I needed to be able to cut the
veneer with little waste for the veneer to get all 6 drawers. The veneer is
long enough to handle the length of 2 drawers. Basically each sheet of
veneer will cover 6 of the small drawers. Clear? ;~)
Anyway, in the past I have used a utility knife to cut the veneer, that
works OK. Today I am using on of the rotary cutters that my wife cuts quilt
fabric with. Along with a straight edge, another quilters tool, this works
great with no waste or tear out. For cutting with the grain a single pass
does the trick, cross cutting requires two passes.
I have seen the rotary cutters offered at a few veneer supply sites but was
a bit skeptical. If any of you are veneering and have not tried the rotary
cutter I highly recommend it.