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Thread: Question: gluing solid edgeband

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Lewisville, NC

    Question: gluing solid edgeband

    I am gluing a 1/4" oak edgeband to an MDF top. I would normally clamp the edgeband, but I was wondering if it would work to just use ample painters tape to hold the edgeband until the glue sets. Any recommendations?

  2. #2
    I have done it, I had some edge banding that did not have glue on it so I just glued it myself.

    I did use the blue painters tape and put it about every 1 or 1 1/2 inches apart. It worked very well and it has held just fine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    I often use blue painter's tape for this kind of clamping.

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  4. #4
    Tape will hold it on but it won't apply much pressure. If you are worried about how many clamps it's going to take, using cauls will reduce the number substantially

    Mavido Yomataforo

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Waterford, MI
    Lee Valley sells some surgical tubing that works really well for cinching banding on tight too.
    Use the fence Luke

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Lewisville, NC


    Thanks for the replies. I'll give the tape a try. I'll also have to check into that surgical tubing... sounds like a neat idea.

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