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Old 04-27-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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22' Sport: Sharp corners on cabinets?

My wife and I did our maiden voyage this weekend (well, our trailer's maiden voyage ... we're a few decades beyond ... oh, never mind). One of the things we noticed on our brand new 22 Sport is that the cabinets at ankle and waist level are sharp 90 degree angles. I'm wondering if this bothers anyone else and what you can do about it.

Since it appears to be laminate over HDL, I don't think I can really take a sander to it, can I?
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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I'm interested to see what others have to say about this too. I'm sporting two battle scars right now as a result of those sharp corners. Thanks for reminding me that I need to pick up a box of bandages to keep in my AS.

It is hard for me to believe that AS is still making them this way a decade later.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:08 AM   #3
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Try using a file to chamfer off any sharp edges. File downward so not to damage the top edge.

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Old 05-09-2014, 08:55 AM   #4
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I have 2013 22 sport with two scars from the sharp edges from the table slide. I had the AS mechanic file the edges. Only to get the 3 plus the pants. Obviously a product selection issue. Ouch
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I have had mine for a week now and already injured my leg. duct tape.
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If you are handy with a router, or know someone who is, there is a bit designed to ease off those sharp edges. You may still need the lowly file, but the results should be very good. Any cabinet shop should be able to help you out. Just tell them what you are trying to do.
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I don't know the exact situation but you could make a pattern out of 1/4" MDF or plywood in a shape you wanted to ease the offending corners. Have the pattern run long so you can clamp it down, if you have overhang to clamp to and rout it. You can also use double stick tape to stick pattern down. A trick or method to make sure you have a firm temporary bond is take a board and clamp it down over the pattern with the double stick tape and remove to rout. Also if that isn't possible a few sharp bangs with a dead blow over the taped areas is likely to do the trick.

I would practice on a mock up to get the hang of it. You would you a straight bit with a bearing on top. If you don't have the skill or desire it should not be too hard to find someone who does.

Good luck sorry to hear you are getting banged up.

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Old 05-10-2014, 03:01 AM   #8
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Sharp corners

You could also just buy some of those vinyl corner guards that they use in office hallways to avoid chipping the drywall. They come in various sizes and colors and have double sided tape. They come in standard lengths but can be cut down to size with a sharp knife. I haven't looked, but I would imagine that Lowes and Home Depot would have these. Otherwise try Googling "corner guards" and look for online purchasing opportunities.

Good luck!
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Post a picture of what you are talking about, If it's what I think it is there may be a solution. I have also heard here that the "surface treatment" is very soft unlike Formica™. So be very careful pounding anything.
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