I've used the glue on stuff with some success, and you can put a 'little' chamfer on it, but it's barely noticable. It works quite well on curved edges as long as you don't exceed it's minimum bending radius.
I've edge glued hardwood (and in some cases pine) onto the edges of plywood, and that works great. I use a couple of biscuits just to keep things from wiggling around too much when clamping, but glue is plenty strong. If you're doing a lot of short shelves, start with a wider edge band board, cut biscuit slots on both sides, and glue and clamp shelves on both sides. Then cut them to proper width. Saves a lot of time and clamps.
Last edited by kp91; 10-10-2007 at 12:57 PM.