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Blog entry by Dez posted 08-14-2010 01:22 AM 1214 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I realize I am a picky little sucker but am I over the line on this or am I wrong in the way I see this?
From the http://www.garymkatz.com/trimtechniques/hiddenpivotbookcaseinstall.htm

Edgebanding plywood shelving
I’ve done a lot of edgebanding and always hated the hair-line crack that develops between the plywood and the solid stock. That gap is caused by the inner plywood
endgrain_ swelling from the glue, which puts a little belly in the edge and forces the banding away from top and bottom of the plywood. To prevent edge swelling problems, I used a Collins Ply-Prep bit and ‘routed’ a slightly concave nose on each shelf, (www.collinstool.com: $20.00)
End grain doesn’t swell, edge grain will!
I like the idea behind this bit, just think the explanation is off.
Anybody?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!



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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 01:48 AM

I think the problem is that you’re talking about the (edge|end)grain of plywood. So… uh… I’m not sure whatintheheck you call it, as some of it is edge and some of it is end. And it’s pretty clear from context what he’s talking about, so I say the wording works.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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John Stegall

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 01:54 AM

Well, maybe it (information) is worth what we pay for it.

-- jstegall

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