I cut and jointed the large cherry panel I asked about a few days ago; the
one where the front side was cut at a 30 degree angle to the grain. It
worked out fine. Well almost fine. It was very awkward to hold because of
the size and shape, and I ended up taking more off one side than the other.
It is straight, but at a slight angle. I haven't seen this before, but
then again I have never jointed to a line on the wood before. (I cut it
1/16" oversized to allow room to joint, and took off 1/16" on one end and
1/32" on the other.)
Anyhow, the edge isn't particularly attractive; because of the partial end
grain, but also because the boards that were glued up are not precisely the
same color. It looks okay on the top surface, but looks odd on the front
Can I put some hot melt cherry edge banding on it? I expect there will be a
small amount of movement because of the 30 degree angle. Will the edge
banding stretch enough to accomodate that? Or is there some other reason I
will regret doing it. Thanks.