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Old 08-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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butting 2 pieces of formica


I need to join 2 pieces of formica at a 90 degree angle, any tricks for minimizing show at the seam?

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Usually the 90 degrees is mitered. Try cutting the Formica at a very slight angle so the top lines up but material under it is ever so slightly further from the seam but still part of it.

Wax paper will help you align things.

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Use a good straight edge and router with a bearing on the end of the cutter to ride on the straight edge. Buy a HPL file, it will come in very handy, also you can buy seam filler to match your HPL if you make a goof up. I always used 1/4 inch strips of wood under the HPL to keep the glue from grabbing while positioning the HPL.
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