So, I'm tinkering with what's essentially going to be a lid on a box.
The lid is 3/4" oak about 11x17". Due to a screw-up, I've decided I'd like
to surround the lid with about a 1" or 1.5" hardwood band/edging of a
contrasting color. Mebbe' using some mahogany or maple scraps. Gonna try to
mitre the corners too. I figure if it's gaudy enough, it'll distract them
from seeing the eighty-eight other mistakes.
Since I'm (1) a royal newbie and (2) pretty much an idiot -- I'm thinking
two of the four edges will be long to long grain glue ups and the other two
will be end grain to long grain.
I don't own a Bizz-cut Joiner and would prefer to put off that purchase for
another couple of months. I do own a simple dowel jig.
Am I right in assuming that I want to avoid gluing the hardwood band to the
edge grain of the oak lid? Or will it be OK? And is it only end to end
grain glue ups to avoid? If I should avoid this - would a couple of dowels
add sufficient strength to the joint?
Or is now the perfect time to admit failure, sell all of the tools and take
up skeet shooting?
mttt - More Tools Than Talent