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Forum topic by RocDoc posted 03-04-2018 09:01 PM 315 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2018 09:01 PM

So, I’m in over my head here, but having fun.

I’m building a fly tying desk, out of walnut and am planning to veneer the drawer fronts and cockbead them.(never done either)
Should you veneer the front , then cut the rabbet for the cockbeading, or cut the rabbet and then veneer the smaller area? Worried about tear out of the veneer when I go to cut the rabbet.

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#1 posted 03-04-2018 10:12 PM

Cut the rabbet first. Actually, you only need to rabbet the sides, since the top and bottom bead can go the full thickness of the drawer front. The sides need rabbeting since you likely will have some sort of joint there and you don’t want to go past it.

I have a Fine Woodworking article from the April 2006 issue on cockbeading. PM me if you’d like for me to send you a copy of the article.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 12:17 AM

Thank you – I have a FW membership and I can probably access the article. Thx again.

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