Edging a veneer box

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Forum topic by bucksnort2 posted 12-26-2017 09:06 PM 352 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2017 09:06 PM

When adding a 1/4” edging to a veneered wooden box, what is the best way/time to do this? Using a table saw? Using a router? Before or after veneering? Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 11:27 PM

After the veneering. Just make sure you have clean crisp edges. Starting at about 7:00 mins is how I would trim the veneer. Haven’t used this method yet on an actual project but will going forward. I set it up and tried it on some scrap. Works great. Veneer is like tissue paper around power tools so I do all I can to keep them seperate. Leave the edging a little proud of the veneer then trim as Mr. Ng shows you. As he says and I have done, all it takes is a little tilt of the router to screw up the veneer so I like his method in theory.

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 11:43 PM

Use a knife gauge or wheel gauge to score the veneer before cutting it. Otherwise, it’ll chip out the veneer. I personally use a router.

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