I have now completed construction of my workbench top -- 2 sheets of 3/4"
mdf laminated together and edge banded.
I now need to flush trim the edge banding using my flush trim bit in a
hand held router. The top measures 96" by 32" and I can trim the long
sides with the work top stood on its side on the floor. But how do I
handle the short sides which would be 8 feet above the floor when stood on
end. I'm tall, but not that tall.
I know I could hand plane the short sides but I am practising with the
router and assorted bits.
Excuse the earlier post.
Anyway, I've done it the way that was described above. Depending on the
thickness of the edge banding material you may see a wavy appearance due
to the router being balanced on the 1 1/2" edge, which is hard to hold
steady. The way I prefer to do it is with a home-made jig such as the
one found here: http://www.patwarner.com/vertical_trim_subbase.html
Hope that helped.
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 17:38 +0000 (GMT Standard Time), firstname.lastname@example.org
(Malcolm Webb) wrote:
Clamp a 2x4 or a couple of layers of 3/4 material flush with the edge
banding. This will double the width of the surface that your router
will lay on. That should give you enough stability to hold the router
on it's side.
There was an article in the UK papers here not many weeks ago about a guy
standing on a ladder using a chain saw. His wife was holding the ladder.
He reached too far, slipped, and dropped the chain saw. I won't go into
the gory details -- but the article made reference to the wife's funeral.
I don't stand on ladders with power tools. But I do have a mobile tower
scaffold for cutting my hedges. Now there's a thought!!
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