: 1. Is there any chance that the endbutted veneer will actually stay
: tight along that joint? I would imagine that if the board it's glued
: to expands and contracts at a different rate, I may get a gap between
If they're endbutted, then the joint line will be in endgrain. Almost
all wood expansiona nd contraction is across the grain. So, if you
glue the veneer to another piece of the same wood with the grain
running in the *same* direction, you should be fine.
: 2. General veneer question: Does one send the veneer side up through a
: planner to get out the bandsaw marks, or is that just too risky. Should
: it be done with a smoothing plane?
I'd recommend a scraper, or sanding it. A planer is too likely to grab and
shred something with wild grain.
-- Andy Barss