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Michael Murphy

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#1 posted 1546 days ago

Use a flush trimming bit in a router table with a fence tall enought to keep the shelf vertical. With the right setup you don’t really even need the bearing. The fence would be about 4” tall with a rabbett at the bottom to allow for the overhang of your applied edge a little taller than the thickness of the edge. The edge’s face goes down on the table with the shelf running against the fence. The fence is set so it leaves a thousandth or so of the edging proud of the veneer surface. You are kind of using the router as a small jointer. Then sand it lightly.

Scrapers work too.

I haven’t had to contend with today’s plywood much, yet. I bet the veneers are quite a bit thinner than when I stopped building cabinets. (12 years ago) The imported plywood these days (and even then) has very thin veneer and does not take much to sand through. I tried to buy the domestic stuff with 1/28 ” veneer. We used to use a belt sander with a worn belt without much trouble. Still had to be careful.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.


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