I’m not yet an expert on veneer, but I plan on becoming one. Good hardwood veneer can make even a cheap project look great — and provides access to woods I could never afford whole. (Lacewood desk, anyone?) But I’m a little scared of the old-school hammer/animal glue method. I’m thinking of going with more modern adhesives and something like this veneer smoothing blade from Rockler.
With a 9-inch hard-maple handle and a flexible plexi blade, it looks like just the thing to push down those difficult edges. But I’d love to hear from other Toolmongers with more experience. Is this $14 tool (and method) the way to go?
Veneer Smoothing Blade [Rockler]