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Forum topic by jjraybur posted 01-24-2012 04:37 AM 1083 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2012 04:37 AM

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So I thought I would finish this top today, however when you keep doing stupid things, it takes longer than it should. Anyway, after I routed an edge around the entire top, instead of leaving the back alone, my top was too short for the table it’s going on. Then I decided to rip off the routed edge on the back, and replace it with another strip of cherry. No problem. Once the glue up was dry, I sanded it and took the router back out. This time I forgot to flip the top over, so when I went to route the sides of the edge on the newly attached piece, there was nothing for the bearing to catch, and I hogged out a nice round piece of my not nearly completed table top. Any suggestions on what to do to fix this without it being terribly apparent??

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA -

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 05:36 AM

I dont know what your design is but any way you can incorporate bread board ends its all I can think of

-- As Best I Can

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 06:11 AM

Do that a bunch more times, and say you wanted a scalloped edge. Seriously, the only thing I can think of, since you already scabbed a piece across the back, do the same to the other three edges. It may not look quite right, but at least it will look like you did it on purpose.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 06:21 AM

I think I would rip the damaged piece out and glue in a new board the length of the top and route the edges again. You could make the replacement board with enough width to replace the cherry edge too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 08:55 AM

rip it down by 2 inches, and reroute the detail. hard to cross cut and glue on another piece, and hide the cut line

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