Edge banding a convex curve

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10-06-2012 07:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: veneer edge banding convex curve

Hi all I am looking to apply some edge banding to a convex curve. It is a wide curve so i don’t think it should give me trouble. Is there anything special to do to prevent rippling? I am using the pre glued banding that you apply with an iron. Thanks for any advice.

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#1 posted 10-07-2012 02:31 AM


If it’s a wide curve you shouldn’t have a problem. You do need something that you can apply good pressure to the surface while ironing it on. Work on a small area at a time to make sure it adheres good.

You can use something like a “J” roller, if you have something like that or you can make a curved board close to the same radius so you can apply good even pressure while applying the pre glued banding.

If you haven’t used edge banding before, just make sure while your heating the tape, you heat it long enough to get the wood that it’s going to be attached to hot also, so the glue can penetrate the pores of the wood. Roll or apply pressure to that area until it cools enough to really adhere.

Just be careful not to burn the edge veneering. Good luck.

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 08:21 PM

The curve should be easy enough.
If you slip a piece of paper on top of the veneer and then iron it, you won’t get any marks on the veneer.

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 02:49 PM

Thanks for the tips. I tried it and around the curved edges I still got “buckling” I also ended up with an unsightly seem. Since I have no edges what is the best way to get a good seem? I am going to rip off the stuff and try again today. Thanks for any advice.

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 03:15 PM

when i have done this
keep the un-glued part
in a smaller radius than the edge to be covered
and work it from that side on forward

for the seams use a little wax paper
under the first at the end
and under the overlap too

when things are stable there
(after you continue the second band)
use a sharp razor knife
(keep the wax paper close to the seam
so the banding doesn’t move around)
and cut clean through both
pull out (now there are 4 pieces) the wax paper
and lay banding down good and iron it good

you can use a smooth block
with a rounded end
if you don’t have a ‘j’ roller

hope this helps

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 09:19 PM

Thanks for the info guys. I managed to redo it with decent results. I think after a coat of stain the seem will dissappear.

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