Trimming solid-wood edge bands on plywood shelves can leave handsaw scratches, or rounded edges from sanding.

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EdgeBands

Trimming solid-wood edge bands on plywood shelves can leave handsaw scratches, or rounded edges from sanding. Instead, make a spacer block with parallel edges. Then, set your tablesaw fence to remove just a whisker more than the blade width from the end of one edge.

Without moving the fence, lay the spacer block between the fence and a piece of test scrap. Push both a couple of inches into the blade. If the scrap touches the blade, move the fence a bit closer to the blade, and make a second test cut. Once the scrap clears the blade, place your shelf edge against the spacer block, as shown, and push both just far enough into the blade to remove the edge banding.
—from the WOOD® shop