how to attach raised panels?

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Forum topic by Carloz posted 07-09-2017 06:28 PM 491 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-09-2017 06:28 PM

I needed a profile to match the rest of the furniture and found this one from infinity tools:

it matches the existing doors close enough but unfortunately the beveled portion is too deep. I leaves very little room for cutting a slot for the raised panel. In hindsight I should have chosen thicker material instead of ordinary 4/4.
These will be fake doors so the back side will not be visible I am planing to cut rabbits instead of slots and some backing to keep the panels in place.
Any better ideas?

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#1 posted 07-09-2017 06:45 PM

I have no idea what your making.Just wanted to point out that seems like a tall order for a router to make that profile.
3 inches tall wow.
Good luck

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#2 posted 07-09-2017 07:32 PM

The stiles and rails are already done and came out good. Yes the bit is a bit tall. I had to attach an auxiliary fence to the router table as the original fence was too low. I had to dial the router down and do it is shallow passes.
It is scary to use and very loud. It took me 2 to 3 hours to make all 8 doors from hard maple. Softer wood would be much easier as a test on some pine board was much easier and faster. Out of all 32 pieces probably 4 or so show some chatter marks so I have to sand it down.

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