Question (WOODWEB Member) :
We are an Indonesian company using wood veneer (thickness 0.6mm). We specialize in marquetry and inlay work. All the process is manual: cutting veneer with a cutter hand tool, stitching with gum tape, pressing with hot press (glue, urea or PVAC) and sanding to eliminate the gum tape with a belt sander. Currently our activity is growing and we have to find a solution to increase our capacity without expenses being too high.
We are losing too much time to cut the veneer when it is straight. We have to cut sheet after sheet with the cutter which is very slow and quality could be better. We read about the Miracle Veneer Trimmer and found some information about a jig which may help us. Does anyone have any experience or drawings of jigs? We plan to use a router machine to trim. Is it a good choice, or should we buy a circular saw with a guide in aluminum?
From contributor V:
The MVT is a very accurate and inexpensive way to joint veneer. It utilizes existing shop equipment like a tablesaw or a sliding tablesaw. There is also a version which uses a circular saw. You can cut stacks of veneer up to 5/8" (15mm) thick. Because it utilizes a saw blade you do not get the chipout on some decorative species that you would if you used a router.