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#1 posted 09-15-2016 10:12 PM

Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. I’m not sure yet which way I’ll go but had a few more questions. I had tried using a roundover bit on a prior project (the tissue box cover) and found the rounded corners didn’t sand nicely. Seemed to stand out a bit. I’m guessing there was something in my technique at the router table or with sanding. I ran the box through the router twice – once for each “side” of the corner. Is that needed or should I adjust my fence and bit height in a way to just make a single pass?

Of course if I go with inlaid wood, that wouldn’t require the roundover…but will still need to deal with some space issues…so that means back to potentially trying epoxy and / or the Timbermate (thank you for the link)

Of course this all could have been avoided if I had adjusted my backer board after doing some practice cuts. Since it had been about a year since I used the ibox, I had to go through the steps. My wood for the practice time was thicker so the backer board was basically ineffective when I moved on to my project pieces. A lesson that I won’t forget (hopefully!).

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