Never-ending door saga - veneer problem
OK, finished the door I was working on in August when I sprained my ankle, onto another one now - after working on one side I happened to look at the top (6 panel pine with solid panels, veneered rails and stiles). On the side that I haven't sanded yet, the top and bottom rails and the stile opposite the hinges, the veneer is literally paper-thin! It's half the thickness of the veneer on the side that I've already scraped and sanded!
So, how do I get the milling marks out without sanding through the veneer? It looks like they glued it up and then ran it through a (double-sided?) belt sander with 100 grit - it's awful! The stile I don't have to do much with, the scratches run with the grain, but I have pretty deep cross-grain scratches on the rails(and a couple of places that look like veneer is chipped/gouged in the middle of the bottom rail).