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Monday, February 9, 2009

Woodworking Tip of The Week - Applying Edging

Gluing hardwood edging to plywood has never been one of my favorite tasks. It's always tricky to keep the edging from slipping while tightening down the clamps. So to help hold the edging in place, I made some clamping blocks.

These blocks have a shallow, wide groove on one side that's sized to just fit over the edging and plywood, see drawing. This holds the edging flush with the plywood. To prevent the blocks from getting glued to the workpiece, I apply wax to the surface of the blocks before using them.

Have a nice weekend,

Ted Raife
Editor, Woodsmith

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  1. great usual. I don't work with plywood much, except for that attempt at a toilet seat. But hiding the edging would be most useful.

  2. Ethan: Y'know... You might be able to make a Form for your Seats, of course by steaming the Wood, and make a AWooden Band around the outside to Hide evidence that's it's Ply.