Thanks again, Murray, for the great information on overlapped veneers.
First, one has to start off with a square big enough for each individual point once it is quartered. Let's hand it over to Murray for his explanation-
"This is called the overlap method. As the name states veneers are glued on, one at a time, and then trimmed.
In this picture you can see the green veneer being glued over the white one.
After the glue dries it can be trimmed flush with the white one.
Then the next veneer is glued on.
Once you have all the veneers glued on the block is cut into the individual points.
Then they can be glued in and turned round.
I'm not sure if it shows up in the picture but the seam in a overlap veneer does not go straight down the cue. It runs to the side. Some like this look but others don't think it is traditional. However there are lots of great cues out there (SouthWest for one) who use this method."
Veneers can be used in Short-spliced, Full-spliced, or butterfly spliced cues (and any combination thereof).
Any number of glues can be used for this operation. Wood Glue, Epoxy and Polyurethane Glue have been used for this. It is best to seal the veneer using a thin coat of epoxy or wood hardener to help prevent the dye from re-activating. A little dye in the squeeze-out is normal.
Hopefully these pages will give you some ideas!
More information on short-spliced cues can be found in the member's only section under "Anatomy of a Cue Week 5: Veneered Points- Overlap Method" at:http://www.jimboarmy.com