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Posted on At what point do you apply your edge treatments?

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#1 posted 09-27-2020 07:04 PM

Once things are flat and relatively close… Usually after power sanding and before hand sanding.

I’m also quite anal about running my router over a test piece before hitting my real work piece… Can’t tell you haw many times I’ve seen that ridge! LOL. When I don’t take that extra two seconds to check, it happens EVERY damn time! I would rather have to hit everything lightly by hand, then have to fix that ridge!

I am currently working on a mahogany Greene and Greene piece. I was working on the doors the other day. I had them glued up and was fitting them. I planed the edges, and then planed the faces nice and smooth. The corners were super crisp, the surfaces shiny and burnished. I put the roundovers on, then hit everything quickly with some 320. That was all it took.

Bottom line is the roundover has to go on after all the shaping and fitting is done. (Sanding to me is hopefully not a sizing step!)

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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