A kitchen worktop end panel joint?

14 Oct 2008
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United Kingdom
I want to have my kitchen worktop as a base unit end panel too (it's actually a breakfast bar). But I don't want to see the edge of the breakfast bar with the worktop beneath it, I presume I have to use a circular saw set to 45 degrees in order to acheive this 'no edge' look. I'd rather buy a router bit as the edge finish will be much crisper (even if I cut the worktop upside down with the circular saw). Am I trying to acheive the impossible? is there a better way?
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Basically, you want a miracle, and you'll need to be damned good to achieve this. You'd need a router with a 45 degree cutter, and work from the back to get a good clean joint, but as they won't be big enough for the whole joint, you'd then need to clean the rest up by hand.

Have a look at this youtube video, and you'll see what's needed to get a good joint.
Gotta love the bloke's equipment, but jeez, all that effort for something blinkin useless!! yeah, I think the best way would be to make a 45 degree fence for my router n make many passes..............think I'll give the idea up!
This is a better guy to watch...

And better equipment.
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I think I may have just experienced a twinge of jealousy looking at the equipment in his workshop.

Now you're going to tell me that's his basement.
Somebody smack that bloke round the back of the head with a lump of 4x2....................don't he know large lumps of timber are gonna warp or split in time, that's why God invented veneered chipboard!!!!

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