Help: Cut 1/32" veneer on CNC (Marquetry)
I'm trying to cut really thin wood veneer on my CNC router for a guy who is making a skateboard deck with a logo made of different woods (this is called maquetry, I believe). I am able to cut it, but the veneer is so thin I had to use double-stick tape to keep it flat and in place. The problem comes when I try to remove the veneer from my table. The tape is stronger than the veneer, and won't release, and the veneer ends up splitting into multiple pieces before I can get it off the table.
Any recommendations for how to deal with this? I'm accustomed to cutting plastics with the CNC, so this thin flimsy stuff is new to me. I thought perhaps putting something more rigid on top which I could clamp down and would also cut through, but that wastes extra material. I also thought of taping everything down from the top, so I only have to worry about taking the tape off the veneer, and don't have to worry about the table. Anyone have any suggestions or experience here?