Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

25 Ways to Edge Plywood with Jerry C Forshee

Dates: 10/11 - 10/11
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $140
Deposit: $50

Plywood and other sheet goods are used routinely in making casework, furniture and shelving. Some form of veneer or solid wood edge banding is frequently applied for either esthetics (e.g. to hide the edge grain of inner plywood layers) or structural considerations (adding strength to allow for specific weight loading). This class will include an examination of plywood (and other sheet goods); a survey of some of the major types, their major characteristics, pros & cons, and how sheets are graded and sold. Methods, strategies, tricks and some jigs for handling, processing and cutting sheet goods will be examined and demonstrated using common tools such as hand power saw, router and the table saw. How to layout sheet goods for either esthetic yield or efficiency yield will be examined.

The steps in edging process will be identified and demonstrated: selection material (veneer banding or solid wood edging), application of edging (hot melt blue, PVA glue, brad nail), clamping methods and strategies when gluing edging, flush trimming of edging. Options for profiling edge banding will also be explored. A variety of joinery choices for solid wood edging will be presented, e.g. butt joint, tongue-and-groove, rabbet, mated pairs of router edging bits. Consideration and demonstration of methods and jigs for flush trimming techniques and tools: sanding, hand block plane, hand held router, router table and table saw.

Each student will be given a gift of a custom commemorative hardwood clipboard which can be used during the class to organize the numerous handouts and for taking notes.

Key Points:

Examination of plywood and sheet good
How to select, handle and cut plywood and sheet goods
Jigs and fixtures for processing sheet good and solid wood edging
Selecting, designing and applying edging
Methods and strategies for flush trimming edging
Each student will receive a free CD containing a PowerPoint
slide show of all class instructions and demonstrations

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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