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Shaker cherry edge banding12/7
I recently had to run some 3mm Shaker Cherry edge banding and was appalled at how the color on the edge didn't even come close to the color on the face.
I admit I am new to running edge banding, but the whiteish edge it left just didn't seem right.
Any suggestions or comments?
Let it see some UV light. It will match up once it does
What is shaker cherry edge banding?
you need to turn the heater/blowers on the edge bander, clean your buffers and sharpen the blades
I could have been more specific, but I was referring to a color match to Wilsonart Shaker Cherry laminate.
cabinetmaker, my scrapers are new and my edgebander doesn't have a heater/ blower on it.
I got the edge banding from Charter Ind. so there is no telling on who actually produced the banding.
I will try a heat gun just out of curiosity and hope the UV kicks in.
UV light isn't going to do anything to a PVC edgebanding. I would agree your trimmers aren't working correctly if you are getting this with PVC.
Thanks guys for the info.
The bander is only 3 months old, so I believe the trimmers are still in good shape as well as the scrappers.
I'll start to look in those areas and see if I can track it down.
It was not as noticeable when I was running the 1mm band, but seemed very pronounced with the 3mm.
It sounds like you are scaping too much material off. Darker colours, such as the one you are using, tend to go milky or cloudy when scaped to much. Try looking into how close your trimmers are cutting. Try to let your trimming mototrs do all the heavy cutting and just scape enough off to remove the knife marks.
We've had good luck just doing our final cleaning wipedown with a cloth w/acetone. Do use a cloth with just enough acetone to do the job, and Don't use it on the printed face. We found it to take the milky sheen off the edge and make it look more like the base color of the body of the edgbanding. The advice offered about scraping thickness is also solid, in our experience. The scrapings should be very thin, and should readily break when stretched between your hands, with no audible sound.
That was exactly the issue I was having.
When I checked how much material was left on after the trimmers I was shocked.
I have one of the newer edgebanders where settings are saved into programs for varying sizes of edge banding and apparently one was never created for 3mm PVC banding (one was for 3mm wood tape) and the scaper was doing all of the work. After I got it dialed in, all was well.
Thanks to all those who got me looking in the right direction, I got it figured out this morning.
"Shaker Cherry edge banding" - what a conflict of terms. Worse than "jumbo shrimp" or "military intelligence".
Even if it is a 'color', the Shakers did not use stain as it would be considered frivolous ornament and therefore a place for the devil to play.
I couldn't agree more.
I gag at the sight of it every time I see it. The trend will pass, just like the countertops that had maple butcher block laminate.