Modern veneers are applied with glues and adhesive that are difficult to remove. Older pieces are glued with hide glue which is easier to remove: http://www.ehow.com/how_5566606_remove-wood-veneer.htmlI have a straight knife planer. After seeing the replies, I don't think I will chance damaging my planer and will figure out another way to get to the poplar. Thanks for the replies.
I'm laughin.TomC said:To make it thinner! Just kidding, I have no idea and would like an answer also.
It's pretty simple guy...... To make it thinner. Lol!! As you know when it comes to woodworking a lot of times you have to improvise and find ways to make things work. So, let's say you needed a piece of ply to be exactly 1/2" then plane down some 5/8". I wouldn't do it with a straight knife cutterhead but my industrial 20" planer with a spiral cutterhead it's not a big deal. Cheers!!TomC said:To make it thinner! Just kidding, I have no idea and would like an answer also. Tom
Why not run it through a table saw to remove the veneer. I don't think I would chance running it through a planer.I am trying to repurpose some wood I removed from an old table. It seems to be 3/4 poplar with a veneer of some type of hardwood. Will it affect my planer blades if I use it to remove the veneer so that I could reuse the poplar?