I have done some veneering but usually a flat insert in a box top. All I have done is with clamps and cauls - no vacuum setup.
I have some gorgeous qs sycamore that I would like to use to veneer an entire box. No problem on the face and rear of front/back/sides - that's easy. My question is what to do with the top/bottom edges. Naturally all of my veneer is face grain and I was thinking that it might look a little strange with face grain on the edges - usually face grain and edge grain just aren't the same. Do I just use the veneer and try to find an area that has some nice straight grain or do I just say "to hell with it" and use the veneer as it comes?
Any advice would be very welcome!