The 
biggest challenge in applying solid-wood edging to any project is sanding the 
edging flush with the surface of the plywood
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Sanding Block Solves Edging Problem

The biggest challenge in applying solid-wood edging to any project is sanding the edging flush with the surface of the plywood -- without sanding through the thin veneer.

To solve this problem, I make a simple sanding block that lets me sand precisely on the top of the edging -- not on the plywood (see Photo).

The sanding block must be the same thickness as the edging. Then to prevent the block from tipping and rounding over the edging, simply glue on a 1/4"-thick plywood guide (see Illustration). To turn this into a sanding block, attach a narrow strip of self-adhesive sandpaper to the bottom of the block.

To use the sanding block, hold the guide firmly against the edging. Then slide the block back and forth to sand the edging flush with the plywood.


Sanding Block


Sanding Block


 
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