In some magazine (either FWW or Woodsmith), there was an article about edges
on plywood. There was one part about a router bit set that routs a convex
profile on the plywood, and a matching convex shape on hardwood, for a
virtually invisible joint.
Anybody know what I'm talking about? Can anyone point me in the right
I have an alternative that might work for you.
I put a hardwood edge on an MDF router table top using a 45 deg. chamfer
bit. I created a groove on the edge of the MDF (routed vertically). I
then made the hardwood pieces with a 45 deg. matching point to insert
into the grooved edge of the MDF. It made a good gluing surface and
worked well for me. I think my approach would work well with plywood.
After writing the above I looked for the article you were looking for and
I think I found it in FWW No. 166 (Dec. 2003), page 32. They talk about
a Burgess Edge System in that article. It uses 2 router bits to mate the
plywood and the hardwood. Thet can be found at www.burgessedge.com.
I looked at both of them. It seems to me that the one with the V shape would be
better for glue up. Just put in some glue, add the edge, and use masking tape
to hold it in place until it dries. I think the convex/concave set leaves the
possibility of the edge rotating while you try to tape it. Anybody have any
experience with this?
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