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07-15-2017 03:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: edgebanding lipping

I’m trying to determine how to mill 1/4” thick edge banding for plywood panels. I’ve looked all over the web and all of my books and can’t find the answer I need. My concern is getting the right grain orientation. I’ve done solid edgebanding before and never really thought about it, so maybe I’m over-analyzing it.

What’s the proper way to cut the edging strips?

cut 1x stock into 1/4” strips

or

cut 1/4” thick stock into 3/4” strips

Hopefully that makes sense. It sounds like 6 of one and a half dozen of the other, but I’m sure it makes a difference.

Thanks


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#1 posted 07-15-2017 03:33 PM

I cut 1x stock into strips. It’s easier.

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#2 posted 07-15-2017 03:55 PM

Do you buy it slightly thicker than 3/4” and flush trim it after gluing on?


I cut 1x stock into strips. It s easier.

- Loren


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#3 posted 07-15-2017 03:59 PM

Yes. Planed hardwood often comes milled
to 13/16” anyway. I buy rough or skip-planed
lumber and it comes thicker still.

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#4 posted 07-15-2017 05:45 PM

Cutting a strip from 1/4” thick stock would give you a uniformly smooth surface to glue to. Cutting strips from 3/4” thick stock will leave you with a rough surface on both sides that would require sanding unless you have a blade that will guarantee a smooth cut. The latter is easier, but the results will be more sanding. I’ve done it both ways, but never really given it much thought.

This brings up another question; what do you do at rounded corners?

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#5 posted 07-15-2017 06:02 PM

Thanks. Buying it rough sawn is a good idea. Saves me some money and I’m gonna trim it flush and sand it anyways.


Yes. Planed hardwood often comes milled
to 13/16” anyway. I buy rough or skip-planed
lumber and it comes thicker still.

- Loren


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#6 posted 07-15-2017 06:07 PM

I run it through the planer on both
faces before gluing. I’ve also tried
thickness sanding it before gluing
but I don’t think it saves any time
versus orbital sanding after it’s glued
on.

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#7 posted 07-15-2017 06:12 PM

Sounds like either way is fine and it’s just personal preference. I think unless someone can give me a good reason not to, I’ll get rough sawn 1x stock and cut it in 1/4” strips. With the saw blades we got these days, cutting glueable edges isn’t too big of a deal. I have Freud glue line rip and premier fusion blades that leave an almost flawless finish as long as I feed at the right pace to avoid burn marks. Thanks


Cutting a strip from 1/4” thick stock would give you a uniformly smooth surface to glue to. Cutting strips from 3/4” thick stock will leave you with a rough surface on both sides that would require sanding unless you have a blade that will guarantee a smooth cut. The latter is easier, but the results will be more sanding. I ve done it both ways, but never really given it much thought.

This brings up another question; what do you do at rounded corners?

- MrRon


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#8 posted 07-15-2017 10:00 PM



Yes. Planed hardwood often comes milled
to 13/16” anyway. I buy rough or skip-planed
lumber and it comes thicker still.

- Loren

13/16 is a requested size from the supplier. Your home depot,etc will sell in 3/4

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