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I went out to the shop at about 11:00 PM because of the heat we have been having lately. I still don't have the insulation installed (sound familiar Rick?) and it was still 95 degrees in the shop when I got out there. Guess what, the veneer is upstairs so it was around 99 degrees when I got up there. I opened a downstairs window and put a fan in it pulling cooler air into the shop and opened both upstairs windows. I turned on an exhaust fan upstairs to get rid of some of the heat and it helped a little bit. I left the shop about 1:20 AM and it was still 92degrees and 72% humidity out there.

I knew I had some veneer up there but did not realize how much I actually did have and I didn't go through all of it. Here are a few of the fletches I found.
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I also found some inlay banding. Might just use some on the next project.
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that is some beautiful stuff Mike...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I use to do a lot of veneer work and I would buy it when I found it cheap. I like to buy lots of at least 4 sheets so they can be book matched. That first picture of the Mahogany veneer was actually sold to me for backer veneer but it is really nice clean mahogany and I hate to use it as backer veneer.

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Nice looking veneer, Mike! I have a fair stash of it, as well. Some of it is rolled up but unrolled it's about 12' long - Curly Koa, Claro Walnut, and lots of smaller pieces of exotics. I've had it for 30 years and slowly use some here, some there.

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Great collection. Lots of variety and really beautiful.
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I too have a stash of veneer, several I layed up one time onto birch plywood, I will have the figure out a use for it.

You have some really pretty sheets there Mike, some are guitar quality.
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I'll make up panels from birch baltic plywood that are a little oversize and cover with good veneer on one side. Where the inside can be seen like around an open drawer I'll use good veneer and where the inside can't be seen I'll use backer veneer to balance the panel construction. When working with plywoods it is not as important to cover both sides as it is when working with solid woods. The fact that the plywood is made up of different layers lessens the problems you have when adding veneers to solid woods.

With solid wood, the glue layer used to bond the veneer will limit the moisture transfer into and out of that side of the panel or board and could cause warping when the other side takes on or loses moisture. That is why it is recommended to veneer both sides of a panel or board. You don't have to use good veneer on both sides because it is the glue layer that is needed to balance the properties of the panel so a cheaper veneer can be used.

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Really nice veneer and a bunch of it. I haven't caught the fever yet although I had an intro of it during a router class. Maybe some day when I finally finish building everything for the shop and get productive. 1st project needs to be that pantry I promised the better half, she's been awful patient......
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Mike, you've got a lotta work to do in order to use all that nice stuff.
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