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Hey everyone, so I started cutting the veneer into shorter strips and I'm curious if anyone has any tips for something.

The veneer I have is a little wider at one end than it is at the other, ie: it's like 10.75 inches wide on one side and 10.25 wide on the other end.

I'm planning on making them ~10.00 inch wide pieces but I was curious if anyone had any ideas on how to keep the veneer straight so the veneer lines up when matching it?

I was planning to try laying the veneer sheets side by side with a slight bit of overlap and cutting down from there.

I've done a lot of reading but I'm just curious if anyone has any tips from experience?
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Just seeing if anyone has any ideas?

I'm gonna try some testing tonight and see how that goes as I do have a couple extra pieces.
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Just seeing if anyone has any ideas?

I'm gonna try some testing tonight and see how that goes as I do have a couple extra pieces.

PM chalugadp, he can probably help you out.
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This sub looks excellent, lots of work and love went into it. But what happens when you need 3 more?
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I prefer to not think about that haha.

I'm also building this in the middle of my apartment so if I needed 3 more down the road hopefully I have a better space available to make it
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Got the first 2 rounds of veneer cutting out of the way.

I started with 10 sheets that were 9 feet in length. I trimmed them down with the idea of possibly using a contentious piece to cover the front and top which is why half are slightly long and half are slightly short.

The veneer actually had a pattern like >>>>>===<<<< and the grain on each side is surprisingly different. I didn't really like any possible pattern so I probably won't do that.

I then trimmed down the pieces and marked them for the front/side the pieces on the right are gonna be the front/sides and the piece in the middle will probably be the top. The rest I kept oversized so they could be used for either. I'm not super concerned about the bottom or back.

Some tips for cutting:
1). Be careful when ending the cut or you may get a lot of tear out.
2). Before actually cutting the veneer make sure you align them. The veneer patterns are slightly shifted from piece to piece (in my case it was like 1/2"-1", so if you cut multiple pieces based on the top one you would have a slightly slopping pattern when you matched then
3). I used a two cherries veneer saw and I would say the limit is cutting 3 pieces at a time. I cut 4 a few times but it certainly wasn't a smooth process. Two is a easy and I can't see any issues doing one at a time.

I have a decent amount of scrap so I'm gonna try some tests with joining/gluing up larger pieces.

I stumbled across this video:
which I think is an ingenious way to clean up the edges so I got a couple pieces cut to act as the straight edge and I'm gonna give that a shot.

Still trying to figure out the new upload system...I prefer the old one :\
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