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I've noticed that the face veneer on hardwood plywood just keeps getting thinner all the time. Because it's so thin, it splinters quite easily. Taping the veneer at the cutting line works to a degree, but I still had too much splintering.

I found that dampening the veneer with isopropyl alcohol softens it enough to minimize splintering on the cut edge.The alcohol is a better choice than water because it doesn't raise the grain and it evaporates more quickly.

Now I keep a spray bottle of it in my shop all the time to moisten plywood veneer.

Henry Tong Riverside, California

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