|Forum topic by Vick||posted 02-14-2010 01:33 AM||2070 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-14-2010 01:33 AM
Here’s the situation. I would like to edge band a board with some wenge. I can to it with two strips, each 40 inches long. However, my piece of wenge is only 26 inches long, but 2 1/2 inches wide.
1) I saw on DIY a brief clip on how to turn a short board into a long board by cutting from one corner to the opposite corner down the length and re-gluing while offset to the desired length. Is it really that easy? I’m asking before I start cause I don’t want to jack up this piece of awesome wenge.
2) Once cut into 1/8 in wide strips (if the above process works), can I soak/steam the wenge strips so they will bend around the corners of the piece to be banded? I have heard that wenge can easily splinter. Just wondering if the whole process is worth it before I hack up this piece of wenge.
Thanks for the advise!
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