Well veneering was a bit more difficult than expected. I decided to strip off the damaged old veneer rather than try to stabilize it. After steaming and scraping it off, the top warped, so I took the veneer off the back. Now from all the heat I wasn’t confident in the stability of the top. Ended up having to laminate and cut a walnut back to glue to the top to stabilize it. Finally, I was able to pull out the veneer. My first attempt to veneer, including a 4 way book matched top. Seemed to go alright. Spread out the glue and put it in the press for two hours. Now to trim and finish. A lot of work. Probably would have been easier just to reproduce a new top. At least I learned a few things along the way.