Beginner in Instrument Construction & Repair Posted April 12, 2019 On 11/8/2018 at 2:03 PM, alex_holden said: " I instead make a 2.5mm thick solid sycamore board and glue commercial 0.6mm veneer to both sides of it, with the grain of the veneer at right angles to that of the core. I'm using West System epoxy as the glue. " Just took a look at this thread again after a few months. I noted you're from Lancashire. Anyone unfamiliar with woods and in North American might note that wood called sycamore in Europe and wood called sycamore in America are different woods. Sycamore in Europe is sycamore maple. Sycamore in America is actually buttonwood, lacewood plane, or American planetree.