When I re-finish my laminate top, I realize the painted on purfling will go as well. I am not at all inclined to paint it back on, but was wondering if it would be possible, with some fine sandpaper and an-ingeniously shaped sanding block, to create a fine indentations around the edge to emulate purfling? Obviously, it could not be deeper than the first ply layer, since the ply would show through. Is this just a daft idea? It would be purely for aesthetics, of course, but since I'm re-finishing anyway, I don't mind taking the time. thanks everyone. GeoffK p.s. you've all noticed, I am sure, that I've posted a bunch of different questions, each in separate posts -- I did this so I could name the thread something descriptive, instead of the more generic "re-finishing questions" or "setup questions", adn allow any of you to weigh in an individual topic without having to wade through a lengthy thread. I hope this is more convenient for you all.