We buy a piece of veneer marquetry for an inlay in a product that we produce. It comes from the manufacturer with lots of veneer tape on it. What is the best way to remove this tape, short of sanding through the veneer (which is the problem that I am having!)?
From contributor T:
I will assume you are gluing the marquetry into the product with the taped face up and then wish to remove the tape. The glue is water soluble, so a thorough dampening with water and some light scraping with a card scraper should be all you need. Can be done dry with a well-tuned scraper.