16 – How to Cut Your Own Veneer on a Bandsaw

16 – How to Cut Your Own Veneer on a Bandsaw

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16 – Cut Your Own Veneer

Ever think about making your own veneer? Well I’m gonna show you how! Its really not that hard and the benefits are worth the extra effort. Making your own veneer is a great way to conserve high quality material. If you have a one-of-a-kind piece of figured wood, why not slice it up and use it in three or four projects instead of just one? So fire up the bandsaw cause we’re cutting our own veneer!

General Blade Recommendation
1/2″ – 3/4″ blade with 3-4 Teeth Per Inch, Hook Configuration (big gullets) and minimal set.

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  1. stefan fourie on October 3, 2022 at 12:56 am

    I need to cut 1 inch white oak boards down the middle and need a machine that can provide me with good constant cuts. What is the widest boards I can do consistently or can you go as high as the machine can allow? Have you seen a horizontal bandsaw and is it better to go with this or a normal bandsaw for the job I described. Thanks for a good video!

  2. Matthew Smith on October 3, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Good work!

  3. Caden Lancaster on October 3, 2022 at 12:59 am

    I think this video has the closest subs to views

  4. The Wood Whisperer on October 3, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Um…thanks! 🙂

  5. Viorica Chirea on October 3, 2022 at 1:00 am

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  6. Lowell Mason on October 3, 2022 at 1:01 am

    first off great video , I own a wood Mizer LT 35 saw Mill ,I have some very good black walnut I would like to make some veneer ,what is the very best band saw for this task ? can I do a 12" wide board ? ty n

  7. charles hart on October 3, 2022 at 1:02 am

    How to prevent veneer you just cut from warping prior to glue down?

  8. Al Ladd on October 3, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I like your simple home made set up, especially the featherboard stack.
    I make a small band saw power feeder in kit form (mine is usable on table saws and router tables too) that would make this kind of work easier yet, providing steady feed as slow as you need.

  9. Jessysy-Lyn Snz on October 3, 2022 at 1:06 am

    *Extremely detailed and clear directions **Allmy.Tips** I accept even a child could design a shed using this shed plan. It spares you lots of time while building. What’s more, the cost is mind blowing. I am excited!*

  10. albertqss on October 3, 2022 at 1:06 am

    I cannot believe that 13 years make us look so different. BTW. Great video!

  11. BENJAMIN DE JONGE on October 3, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Use a protein glue for a better result, hide glues will do

  12. Freeman on October 3, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Excellent! Thank you 🙂

  13. Andrew Vazquez on October 3, 2022 at 1:07 am

    what machinery would i need for a 1/17th of an inch thick veneer about 9 inches wide?

  14. SMCG on October 3, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Any suggestions for an affordable bandsaw with enough cut height and a 3/4" blade for the hobby woodworker that I am ? Atm I only have a very cheap small bandsaw but I’m thinking about an step up that’s not more than a grand…

  15. Miguel Valiente on October 3, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Excellent well paced and clear explanation

  16. Marta Houlding on October 3, 2022 at 1:12 am

    When I look at a bandsaw on Amazon I don’t see the horsepower? How do you find that information?

  17. Dodong Heinz on October 3, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Great video! I’ve always known that elves are good with working.

  18. Corey Tk on October 3, 2022 at 1:14 am

    I can’t express how much i appreciate that you can talk to the audience without saying "um" every three words lol. Interesting video too thanks!

  19. David Lehrer on October 3, 2022 at 1:15 am

    What is drift angle?

  20. Zac Eckstein on October 3, 2022 at 1:16 am

    13 years+ later and here I am referencing this!

  21. A.G. M. on October 3, 2022 at 1:17 am

    I remember doing this with a friend about 35 years ago. He was a butcher with a compulsive fascination for personal, pan-economic issues (efficient and cheap). Butchers have powerful bandsaws and the blades are kept sharp to save labour. It produced 6-7, 10" wide pine veneers very quickly. The bandsaw and shop were being cleaned immediately afterwards…

  22. MrChuckles on October 3, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Was about to complain about the low resolution – then saw this is from 2007. Lol I would not even have noticed back then. Still a great video and awesome knowledge passed on, thank you!

  23. Ron Gross on October 3, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I know this video was quite a while ago but hoping you can tell me what SFPM you run your saw at? Or do you vary it depending on blade pitch/width and/or type of wood being cut? Thank you.

  24. dennis buckner on October 3, 2022 at 1:21 am

    I would like to see this done to be as smooth as a planed surface? you did say glue ready? or do we have different standards for glueing also how wide of a board are we talking about ? variables mate variables like it is said the devil is in the details

  25. JayWC3333 on October 3, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I have a Delta 18-36 drum sander for sale. If you’re interested PM me. Nothing wrong with it. I wound up upgrading to a Performax 22-44.

  26. Ucelo on October 3, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Ohh 240p we meet again

  27. Coba Weel on October 3, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Just use the blade that came with your $4000 saw 😉

  28. kscamara1 on October 3, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Thank you for demystifying the process! You just solved a problem with my current project and I will try it out soon.

  29. takl23 on October 3, 2022 at 1:33 am


  30. John Smith on October 3, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Awesome tips on the alignment triangle so that we can create the patterns!

  31. Walter Rider on October 3, 2022 at 1:34 am

    thank you

  32. challenge bros on October 3, 2022 at 1:34 am

    where do i get commercial veneer?

  33. The Wood Whisperer on October 3, 2022 at 1:35 am

    For most furniture applications, they are certainly strong enough. I believe one of the magazines did a test that showed the traditional m&t joint faring the best. But if one joint handles 500lbs and another handles 400lbs, does it matter if all it will ever receive is 100lbs? That’s sort of the logic I use when I approach joinery choices.

  34. Cypher on October 3, 2022 at 1:35 am


  35. The Wood Whisperer on October 3, 2022 at 1:36 am

    With a finely-tuned bandsaw, you can get pretty darn thin. But the thinner you go, the more difficult it is. So I usually like to stay in the 1/8" or 3/32" range.

  36. Patrick Crowe on October 3, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Best surface to glue these to? mdf or veneer core plywood? And with that, what issues are there with expansion/contraction? I do know that a veneer should be on both sides of a panel for balance. Great video.

  37. grant nelson on October 3, 2022 at 1:38 am

    I am watch most of Marc’s videos from oldest to newest. Why? I seem to continue to find new tips. This time it was gluing up thin wood planks using tape. I used clamps before and it always warped the overall panel. I bet that problem is gone.

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  39. WhakyD on October 3, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Well done!  Very easy to understand, and well presented.  Well written too.  Can’t wait to try it.

  40. azzorzer on October 3, 2022 at 1:43 am

    how thin can you make them? i want mine 2mm is that possible?

  41. Duc An on October 3, 2022 at 1:43 am

    I dream to have tools for wood work. With 10.000 usd. How i can buy tools same your tools?
    are looking forward to your advice and help

  42. shoolsux on October 3, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Oh didn’t know about the amazon thing… I’ll starting using that to help yeah out 🙂

  43. Spicy Hot on October 3, 2022 at 1:48 am

    You are a perfectionist. I love watching your videos, they are very informative. Thanks for sharing

  44. Drew Gazmik on October 3, 2022 at 1:51 am

    wonderfull video friend, im a longboarder and am thinking of making my own, very helpfull, but i’ll be cutting 8×3’s from my local lumber yard and my cuts are going to be 4 and a half feet lol, thanks though man!!!

  45. Cypher on October 3, 2022 at 1:51 am

    7:51 spongebob pencil!

  46. David Loew on October 3, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Is that the thinnest you can cut at home? Or can it be cut at 1/32?

  47. Creek Tilghman on October 3, 2022 at 1:52 am

    I started my adventure with wood thanks to plans from the Stodoys.

  48. NGinuity on October 3, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Marc is right. I resaw on a 14" Grizzly just fine. The only thing I’ve done is put polyurethane tires and a Woodslicer resaw blade on it.

  49. LordPadriac on October 3, 2022 at 1:53 am

    I was finally able to drop $2800 on a nice bandsaw and found this video while looking around YouTube. I stopped watching this channel years ago. I forgot how good it was before all the merciless product shilling ruined it.

  50. RandomNavySEAL on October 3, 2022 at 1:53 am

    is there a way to make it thinner, because I want to make a wooden fingerboard?