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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Router or Hand Plane for Trimming 3/4” Edge Band?
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2018, 11:52 AM »
Re. @Cheese   Paring face grain plugs.

Had to do a lot of this at one time. Found that marking the direction of the grain (looking at the side of the plug) allowed tear out free paring. Marking was a bit of a hassle so switched to propping the motherboard at an angle on the drill press table so the plugs had a guaranteed physical indication of grain direction.

On a subsequent project after I’d acquired an old AEG belt sander with frame none of the above mattered. Just set the depth of the belt to about .2mm above the surface and run over the plugs. Easy peasy as long as there was enough room for the machine.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Router or Hand Plane for Trimming 3/4” Edge Band?
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2018, 01:11 PM »
Hey @Michael Kellough thanks 🙏 for the input. Everyday there’s something new to learn.  [cool]

When I did this floor/stairs project, I cut all the plugs and installed all of them with the grain running in the same direction. What I didn’t anticipate was how was I going to trim them down and what tool I was going to use.  [sad]  Consequently, of the 6 plugs used on each tread, 2 on each side we’re only 1 1/2” from the apron and 3 we’re only 2” from the riser. Thus there was only 1 plug on each tread where I could approach it from 360 degrees.  [doh]

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Router or Hand Plane for Trimming 3/4” Edge Band?
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2018, 01:25 PM »
@Cheese , modified previous post.