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Melamine Part 2: Apply Edge Banding

01-30-2013 04:52 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 6 comments »

I just finished up the video for applying edge banding to melamine. This video follows Part 1 on how to get clean cuts in melamine, which can be quite a challenge without the right blade and techniques. Once the melamine is cut, often it will need to have edge banding applied. So I cover this topic in Part 2. I could have made a 2 minute video that shows me applying a piece with an iron and trimming the excess, but that can leave a person with a lot of questions. In these videos, you no...

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Getting Clean Cuts In Melamine

05-09-2012 03:55 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 13 comments »

Melamine is great for making shelves or perhaps utility cabinets. But getting a cut without a lot of chipping can be a challenge. In this video I share my tools and techniques for creating clean cuts on both sides of melamine. The blade I use in the video is a triple chip Freud LU97R010. It makes the cut on the back side as clean as on the top side. The images of the cuts in the video are of the backside of the material where chip-out tends to occur. In Part II I will show you how t...

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