Veneer Cutter

Need a narrow, uniform chip of veneer? Want to make a black/white/black binding in 1.8mm thickness? No problem at all. With the veneer cutter shown here, you can achieve strips of wood veneer strips up to approx. 0.8 or 1mm thick in no time at all.

It consists of a beech body about 12cm long, to the side of which are attached by means of two screws spacer plates (hard plastic e.g. plastic veneer). One or more razor blades can be clamped between these plates. The razor blades must protrude about 1 mm when tightening and must be tightened slowly rising to the highest point at the rear end (against the direction of thrust) - this way you do not cut the wood at once in case of thin veneers. If you use the veneer cutter with one blade, you limit the width of the strip with a straight stop and run along it a few times. If several blades are used, the width is determined by the distance between the blades, and a stop is only used as a guide to cut the strips straight down. The strips obtained in this way can then be glued between battens.

two razor blades between spacer plates One-hand operation Detail of the leaf uptake

When building, make sure that the spacer package does not protrude, otherwise it may brush against a stop ruler. If you do not use it, you need to put it somewhere covered, because it is quite dangerous to accidentally reach into sharp razor blades.

Last modified on 15.04.2001