There are a number of ways you can edge plywood from iron-on veneer to plastic T-molding. These window seats were going to have tongue and groove boards applied to them on site so I knew I could make them out of birch plywood. If your project requires two sides as ours did, one piece will face both plywood sides. The plastic edge is applied onto the corners of the tables by glue or by sinking screws The plastic edging is available in a number of colors.
Think ahead, planning the grain direction of the edging can ensure better routed edges, and a better routed face without climb cutting. I size my nosing stock to be slightly thicker than the plywood, allowing me to get even coverage on both sides of the plywood edge. I wonder if it would be a good idea to make the tongue bit cut a a small shoulder perpendicular to the plywood face on each side. So yeah i was doing as you stated with the wood filler boy this is time consuming.
A batch 110 of plywood panels has the trailing edge 111 thereof engaged by one of the dogs 108 to move the batch 110 on to the supports 80 and on to the drive roller 82 positioned thereon. Carefully sand the nosing with a belt sander and 120-grit belt until the pencil line disappears and the nosing is flush to the plywood. As soon as you remove the iron, immediately and firmly rub the veneer with a scrap piece of wood.
A further object of the invention is to provide an automatic plywood edging machine which requires but one operator to control the complete sequence of steps in the trimming of plywood panels. You can also use contact cement with PVC, or better yet, a matching plastic laminate is very durable if the dark edge lines are not objectionable. This is often the case when gluing edging to the top or bottom of a long panel.
They won’t need solid wood for the sake of durability or structural integrity, so go for the edge banding if you’d like. An oscillating tool with a sanding attachment or a hand block can be used to sand the strip flush. When you are finished, cut the piece so that it is four to six inches longer than the edge of your plywood. The easiest way to attach solid wood edge banding is to simply glue and clamp it onto the plywood.
After the 1/4-inch strips are cut on the table saw, they can then be cut to the same length as the plywood edge that needs banding. Fortunately for me, a friend came over on Saturday and we ripped all of the components to size in my back yard on a portable table saw. I still have some more plywood to do so I’ll try to get some shots of he dowels being inserted. Once all the nosing are cut and mated to their plywood parts I set up my pipe clamps and grab some glue.
This banding comes in a roll that is usually a bit over 3/4” wide and it’s available in several common wood species. To do this I simply ripped ¾” off the overall height off of the boxes front panel and glued and clamped the poplar edge bands to the plywood edge. You get this far and now you need to belt-sand the edging flush with the paper-thin veneer. Because every other layer in the core is actually a cross cut, a rip blade makes a ragged cut in those layers, preventing edging from adhering as tightly. Then fill the holes with wood filler or patching compound and sand them smooth before you paint, or fill them with matching putty after you stain and varnish the wood.
They didn’t really want me to do pine because it would cost so much extra for the edge gluing so I was talked into a plywood board. Island countertop is marble while the countertop along back wall is plastic laminate with a marine grade plywood edge. They protect the nosing and plywood from the metal clamp faces and help spread the force of the clamps over a wider area. There are many other methods for getting the nosing perfectly flush to the plywood. Removing the plywood from the clamps frees them up for the next piece and allows you easy access to scrape glue from both the top and bottom.
The structure of the present invention is such as to maintain a plurality of plywood panels in aligned relation, while feeding the panels through pairs of parallel trimming saw blades to trim the parallel sides and the parallel ends to produce plywood panels of a uniform side-to-side and end-to-end dimension. I’ve always treated plywood ends with Unibond or wood glue (same thing) but diluted 50/50 especially on the ends cut with not so sharp saw blades or drill hole edges. To get the best bond possible, pressure should be applied behind the iron with a block of wood.
Clamp the fence to the table to expose enough of the bit to make a V in the edge of the plywood and cut a sample piece to check that it is centered. I also use a small brush to spread the glue on both the plywood and the edging. If I need to add strength to the plywood (on a bookcase shelf, for instance) I will make the edging even wider. The first thing we noticed about working with melamine over plywood was the bad cut lines. Lately I’ve been lazy and have been using the hot glue-on edge banding when the shelves require a square edge, mainly because I don’t have any birch around to match the ply when I spray the natural insides of my cabinets.
If you want to dress up the edge of a plywood shelf, simply rout a shape on the solid wood nosing (Photo 8).Make sure to wear safety glasses, hearing protection and a dust mask when routing. I waited until I had constructed the metal frame , and then placed the plywood on my work table with the frame on top of it. Otherwise, moisture will get into the wood from the back side and cause the oil-based coating to lift off (flake and peel). Depending on the size of your stock pieces you may be able to use a regular table fence as we are showing here.
Try this method instead: ?id=29586 If the thin strips are next to the table saw blade, there is a much higher risk (like 80%) of kickback, and the edge is more likely to have saw marks on both sides. For small nicks and quick-fix repairs, colored wax sticks (designed for filling dings and holes in pre-finished wood) work great. Cut a piece of 3/4” square solid wood (material of your choice) enough to cover the plywood edges you want to face. Use a 120-grit or finer sanding belt and just kiss” the wood against the running belt; otherwise you will excessively reduce the length of the plywood. For my banded edging I have a small router setup that I use for flushing the two.
Plastic edging for plywood can be used for all kinds of applications for masking the plywood and enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the plywood item. In this article, we’ll show you how to glue and clamp wood nosing to plywood and how to sand the top for a perfectly flush surface and nearly invisible joint. Well let me say that once you get it dimensioned it really has some advantages- its extremely stable, much more than solid wood. I figure I’ll go with plywood since I don’t have a planer or jointer to use solid wood.