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    glueing melamine

    If I wanted to glue two pieces of melamine at a right angle for a jig, would it be wise to rout a rabbet in the one piece to remove the melamine?

    If so, will any router bit do the job or is there a special bit that should be used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    If I wanted to glue two pieces of melamine at a right angle for a jig, would it be wise to rout a rabbet in the one piece to remove the melamine?

    If so, will any router bit do the job or is there a special bit that should be used?
    let me first say that I don't work with melmine or any of those type of products. But I'd, definily do a rabbit and just use what ever bit I got that would do the job. Perhaps some of the guys who do production work will pipe in and tell you otherwise.
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    Don's right Mark you will have to rout a rabbet to remove the melamine. Regular glue will not stick to melamine it takes a special glue for that. Any router bit will work but make sure you have a dust mask and face shield on as it is a very dusty job to do.

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    I also don't use melamine generally but have heard folks speak of Roo-Glue for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I also don't use melamine generally but have heard folks speak of Roo-Glue for this.
    Thats the one and as far as I know its the only one.

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    roo-glue works.
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    This is the roo-glue you're all talking about, right? Thanks!

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    That's it Mark but you really only need it if you are gluing melamine face to face. If you are going to make a rabbet or dado you can use regular glue and be OK.

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    And a dado will help me align two slots to be parallel if I reference the same edge to the router table fence. If I ultimately want one of the dadoes to be a rabbet, I can start with a dado for parallel alignment, then trim down to a rabbet with a bottom bearing bit, right?

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    That should work Mark but what I do is cut panel to length and then just use a rabbeting bit to make the rabbet ( one with a guide bearing) in a hand held router.

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