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Old 06-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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I have a woodworking project and uncertain how/whether to proceed and I am hoping you might have some insights that will help me.

Ive got a solid core firedoor that Ive turned (almost) into a coffee table. I am wanting to round the corners with a radius of about 4 to 6 and iron on preglued wood veneer edgebanding all the way round which, after some internet research, I feel confident enough to apply.

The rub: the door is 1 thick and the banding sold is but . This means placing three strips side-by-side to fully cover the MDF edges. I would like to make the center band a lighter color wood for decorative effect which would necessitate cutting a wide strip of the veneer almost 20 in length and that is where Im stuck. How to accurately and effeiciently cut this thin strip w/out spending a lot of money on some specialized tool that Ill never use again.

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You are looking in the wrong place---rolls of veneer are sold for refacing cabinets---It's been years since I have used it--but I believe that is 3 inches wide---easily found from a refacing supply house--I vaguely remember seeing it at Home Depot--

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How about doing a 3/4" strip down the middle? Then apply the sides and trim to 1/2" after installed?
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Hadn't thought of that. However, the question in my mind is how do I center the middle strip? Just eyeball it?
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Set your combination square to 1/2". Scribe with pencil. Align center strip to pencil line.
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