Which isn't surprising, as the materials and most of the construction was the same.
I love the look and security of hardwood edging on furniture-grade plywood, but it's a time-consuming task.
One lesson I re-learned was the importance of keeping a sharpened chisel. When the chisel is dull, it chops and gouges the edging. When the chisel is sharp, the edging slices easily and cleanly, as it did even through the oak strips I was using.
But this part of the project was a chore. Each piece has four sides, and each side's edging needed to be trimmed. It was cut to extend about 1/8" above and below the piece, with both extensions needing to be trimmed and sanded.
There's got to be a way to use a router for this job, but right now I don't see it. Not without a real chance of the router cutting where it's not supposed to.
Eventually the edging got done.
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