Well after much sleeping on it I’ve decided to use a combination of Maple and Wenge veneers for the greyhound piece.
Both these veneers are quite brittle to work with and will present some challenges as the piece develops. Maple veneer is prone to split at the edges and can cause real problems at the ‘gluing up’ stage. Wenge veneer is quite hard to cut cleanly so I will need to ensure my blade is sharp as sharp can be.
I’ll say some more about the characteristics of the veneers in my next post.