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Author Topic: Laminate trimming on control pannel  (Read 215 times)

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martin35

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Laminate trimming on control pannel
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:19:58 am »
Hello guys

I have a question for those of you who use laminate (Formica etc..) for their control panel. Do you apply laminate before or after drilling your buttons an joystick holes. Iím wondering because Iím using thin laminate and I wonder  if the laminate can chip when I will  trim the laminate inside the holes.

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Re: Laminate trimming on control pannel
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 12:19:33 pm »
After. Then drill a hole big enough to get a flush trim bit in and route the rest.

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Re: Laminate trimming on control pannel
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 12:30:12 pm »
After. Then drill a hole big enough to get a flush trim bit in and route the rest.

Ditto. If the laminate is cemented down properly, that will help prevent chips. And the buttons/joystick dust covers have overlap which can hide any imperfections should they occur. But with a sharp flush cutting bit, Iíve never had any issues.

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Re: Laminate trimming on control pannel
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 12:36:11 pm »
Thank you for the answer guys.

What are you using to drill the hole before routing ? Spade, Forstner, hole saw ?? I'm guessing that if I lay the laminated side flat on a scrificial board and drill from the bottom of the CP I should be safe.

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Re: Laminate trimming on control pannel
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 01:57:38 pm »
Just a regular drill bit big enough to get your flush trim bit in.

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Re: Laminate trimming on control pannel
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 03:36:22 pm »
Great Thank you

Martin

  
 

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