Jig Journal: Flush-cutting Jig


An end to the troublesome task of trimming solid-wood edging.
By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 80-82

From the November 2008 issue #172
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Adding a solid-wood edge to plywood is a necessary but evil task for most woodworkers. And while clamps and cleverness go a long way toward getting the edging stuck to the plywood, the real trouble begins when you trim the edging flush to the plywood.

Thanks to the ever-shrinking thickness of plywood’s exterior skin, it seems to get harder every year to work the stuff without cutting through the face veneer and exposing the ugly plies below. So you have to be careful any time you deal with the stuff.

There are lots of ways to trim the edging, and I’ve tried just about every one of them.


From the November 2008 issue #172
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