Adding a shallow belel to a door profile

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Forum topic by tresselk posted 02-23-2008 09:17 PM 834 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2008 09:17 PM

I need to bevel the prifile of some cabinet doors that I have to match the customers existing doors. The bevel is only about 25 degree. I could use some ideas of the best way to accomplish this if anyone has any. The doors are 42” tall and quite heavy, so I horizontal support throughout the process. Thanks

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#1 posted 02-23-2008 10:01 PM

Without a photograph to show what exactly to are trying to copy, it is difficult to give accurate advice – but assuming the bevel is on the door insert and not the frame, I would suggest using a Table saw, with a very high and stable shop-made fence. You could tilt the blade to 25° or tilt the fence to 65° (from vertical) and keep the saw blade at 90°

I have made bevel cuts on very large table tops (75” x 48” x 2” Oak) using a hand held circular/plunge saw attached to a jig, it works quite well, depending upon the quality of the saw blade.

I hope this helps you out

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 12:09 AM

I too am not exactly sure about what you are trying to accomplish. However, you did say “shallow” bevel. This job might also be accomplished with a hand plane. Far too often we assume that the only way to do a job is with a power tool.

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