|Only a few simple tools are required for this task|
The first step is to mount the work piece in a vertical position as shown below. Ideally this would be done maybe in a bench vise, but this setup sufficed for me.
|Okay, a bench vise would have been better, but in the end this worked out|
On nearly the hottest setting, I then ran the iron over the edge banding. Immediately following this, I applied pressure with a block of wood to ensure a good contact between the banding and plywood.
|Apply heat then pressure: the two ingredients needed for a good bond|
|After scoring with the knife, the excess piece will snap right off|
|The plane removes the bulk of the extra banding, then the sandpaper gives it finesse|
|Glue can really mess up the sandpaper|
|Even this close it almost looks like a piece of solid wood|