Between weather and life in general, I haven't been able to get far with the veneer, and flattening hasn't been a particularly fruitful endeavour..
The outsides look good, but the middle has tight ripples I cant get rid of, so I'm trying one more time, but I don't really expect much to go any different. I suspect I just can't apply enough pressure esp in the center to prevent the ripples.
I may have to call around & see if a carpenter in the area can flatten it for me, or even apply it to the cabinet..
But in the meantime, I got the flush bit Peter recommended in his XLS veneer video, and trimmed/sanded down the ledges/edges.
I'm only planning to paint the front in a matte or satin black, so I rounded over the top front edge & it honestly looks really nice.
Ill check the progress on the veneer again tomorrow but I'm not particularly hopeful, but only time will tell.