I generally find the best way of removing veneer's, is to ask an apprentice to lightly sand it
Most glues are softened by heat so that would be the best advised place to start, along with the most important tool "patience"
Alternatively, does the veneer need removing? If it is holed you don't have much choice but, if the only faults with it are scratches, it's surprising how careful work with a cabinet scraper can rejuvenate the surface ready to be repolished
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Personally if the underlying plies are blown (lifted), I'd look at replacing the whole top. Once re-veneered and polished/ waxed, any blemish's under the new veneer would probably show through and detract from a quality peice of furniture, replacing the entire top could work out easier to do in the long runHi All
In my case the oak file cabinet was subjected to a gret deal of water before I received it. the top veneer has lifted very severely. The underlaying plies are also lifted, and curled, so I think the only way to restore this cabinet is to completely remove the upper layers, and start again. I will try to salvage as much of the old veneer as I can, because it has the patina of the age. That said, I am not sure if will be able to save it. Most of the rest of the cabinet is solid wood, and although it is stained, etc, I feel I can bring it back. This is a six drawer file cabinet that is in three units that stack on top of each other, plus a top which stacks on them. I think it is worth restoring, and feel it would be a beautiful piece of furniture once done. My wife thinks it should be burned.