Raising panels at CLT continued

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Project by edp posted 08-05-2007 10:34 AM 2885 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use a shaper to power the panel raising bit which includes a back cutter. This is one of my dedicated machines and is never adjusted with regard to the tool height or fence depth. Makes panel raising a snap. The height is set and locked to compliment the rail and stile tools which are also in dedicated machines. When the door is assembled, the front surfaces of the rails, stiles and the raised panel are all flush. Woops, I lied. I do adjust the fence. I fabricated a fence specifically for panel raising from extruded aluminum angle. It has a feather board attached to the infeed side and has 3 spacers on the bolts that attach it to the fence mount on the shaper. So as you might have guessed, I raise panels in 4 passes. After each pass on the group of panels, I remove a spacer and repeat the process until the last pass is made with no spacers, voila, a raised panel. One tip here, cut both cross grain ends first, deburr with a file and then recut going: cross grain, with grain, cross grain, with grain and you are done.


wish I knew how you guys are getting dozens of pictures with your projects.

-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry.

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#1 posted 08-05-2007 12:31 PM

If I could only talk my wife into letting me buy a few more machines :)

I tried putting pics in my posts and had some trouble. I think you have to use HTML tags and post your pics on another site but I’m not sure about that. I had some trouble finding any links that point directly to my pics on Flickr. I may have to find another site to post my home pics.

Why do you deburr with a file and not sand paper? Is it because you lose the edge with sand paper?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-05-2007 01:54 PM

Click the Help button at the top of the page for a tutorial.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 08-05-2007 02:55 PM

Thanks for the info Ed.

Here is a link the embedding picture guide. If you want to include extra photos, you need to use a photo hosting site such as flickr or host them on your own web site if you have one.

With flickr and MSwindows, right click the photo you want to embed, select properties, highlight the pictures url and then use the insert image link.

Sample Photo

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#4 posted 08-05-2007 04:25 PM


Nice setup. Saves you a lot of time. Are you not using a power feeder?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 08-05-2007 06:00 PM

Snowdog: Yeah, the file allows me to use the face as a guide and not add a handmade radius.

Lee: No power feeder, can’t make myself take the leap yet. I am considering an upgrade to my tablesaw this fall and would probably bundle one in at that point. My hands and shoulders will sure appreciate it. Or, maybe it is time to let my apprentice (read as brother) take a shot at raising the panels.


-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry.

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#6 posted 08-05-2007 06:17 PM

Nice, a shaper rather than a router table. Those would be nice to have, as well as the rail and stile cutter too.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 08-16-2007 11:17 PM

That must sound like a helicopter taking off! Nice post, thanks!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 08-23-2007 11:26 PM

It must be nice to have all of them machines.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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