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Edge finish for 1/4" Birch Plywood

I'm building a project from 1/4" Birch Plywood with many exposed edges. I thought I would be able to locate some 1/4" hot glue banding to give it a better finished look. The closest I've been able to find is 13/16". I've never worked with this type of banding, is it possible to just glue a 1/4" width at time then cutting off the excess to use? Is there a better way to approach the problem that I'm overlooking?

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I'm building a project from 1/4" Birch Plywood with many exposed edges. I thought I would be able to locate some 1/4" hot glue banding to give it a better finished look. The closest I've been able to find is 13/16". I've never worked with this type of banding, is it possible to just glue a 1/4" width at time then cutting off the excess to use? Is there a better way to approach the problem that I'm overlooking?

Thanks in advance for you ideas.
You could just split the edge banding lengthwise with a straightedge and a utility knife. You can get two widths that leave some to file off.






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I have never tried it, but I have a feeling that it is going to be difficult to get good adhesion on 1/4 inch.

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I have never tried it, but I have a feeling that it is going to be difficult to get good adhesion on 1/4 inch.

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If you have a flat edge, it works very well. The below picture is of a " Maple plywood cover over the face of a sliding closet door track.
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Thank you very much. That's what I needed to know.
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