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A fresh use for a flush saw

I’ve tried every possible method for trimming excess veneer-type edge banding. From commercial trimmers to razor blades, from block planes to sanding blocks, I inevitably either nick the plywood veneer of the shelf or split the banding.

Finally, I thought of using my flush trim saw with a 1" backing board clamped against the edge of the shelf as shown. The excess trim comes off quickly without marring the plywood veneer and the edge banding tidies up easily with a sanding block.
—Joe Spurlock, North Vernon, Ind.

 

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