The white edge banding is fine and your iron will do. Remember that you heat
the banding and move the iron but follow the heat with something cool, like a
block of wood. That presses the banding and adhesive into the edge while it is
cooling. A razor blade can do the trimming. I use it and then a block plane to
cohamfer the edging.
Gene, I think you want to soften the edge of a desk because the
underside of your arms are not meant to lean on a sharp corner.
Think about using a wood strip that has it's corner broken with a
corner rounding cutter or (God forbid) a hand plane.
On 24 Aug 2003 22:34:13 GMT, email@example.com (EugeneC173) wrote:
Whatever you do DON'T use the stuff Lee Valley (and I would guess
others) sell. It is advertised as edging filler or some such. It comes
in a small can and is about the consistency of spackling. Trouble is,
when it dries it has a dull finish. Next to the somewhat glossy
melamine it looks terrible. I can't see any use for it.
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