:> I'm just curious what's the logic on making your own veneer? Between
:> the cost of the saw and blades I'm not seeing a lot economic reasons.
: Veneer is just a part of the equation and the economic reasons do not enter
: into the factor. Probably 75% of my woodworking is for income and as I get
: nearer to retirement I want to go to smaller projects. Some veneers are
: tuff to find and are expensive, especially in the exotics. Additionally I
: want more control over the thickness. I would rather deal with 1/8" thick
: than 1/16" or thinner stock.
And commercial veneer is way thinner than 1/16th -- a lot are now 1/100th
of an inch thick, most premium stuff comes in at 1/42nd.
That's really thin -- if you make your own, you have much more
ability to sand/scrape/plane it.
And another reason for resawing -- sometimes you find a really
gorgeous board, say of fiddleback maple, striped ebony, etc.
And you want it to go as far as possible. Use it as solid stock, you
get maybe a small bo. Slice it, and you can have (the
surface of) a tabletop.
-- Andy Barss