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Forum topic by jeffdeluca56 posted 12-28-2018 05:37 PM 683 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jeffdeluca56

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12-28-2018 05:37 PM

Have a question on making very small raised panels on the shaper. 4” wide x 13” long. The long dimension I can run thru the power feeder but having a question on safely running the short dimension. Tried a hold down on a miter gauge but doesn’t feel quite safe or accurate as the cutter attempted to pull the workpiece into the opening – So, I installed a zero clearance auxillary fence 3/4” thk but the arbor spacers run into the back of it before I get the complete profile protruding thru the fence.
Any ideas would be appreciated!
Thank you


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#1 posted 12-28-2018 08:16 PM

Try a coping sled. 4” wide is pretty much like running a fat rail.

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/1421.html?zoom_highlight=Coping

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#2 posted 12-28-2018 08:58 PM

Make yourself a coping sled. 1/4 or 1/2 ply base and large sacrificial backing board.

Another thought, if you are making multiple pieces, can you glue up panels to 12”+ x 13”, run the ‘short ends’ through shaper. Rip them to their 4” width. Run the sides.

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#3 posted 12-28-2018 10:17 PM

A sled works or sometime I glue 2-3 panels together run the end profile, rip to width and run the edges.

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#4 posted 12-29-2018 12:14 AM

Some great ideas. I seem to overlook the obvious but just want to be safe. Thank you all

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#5 posted 12-29-2018 12:34 AM

I made a continuous fence for panel raising so the work can’t be pulled in my the cutter. Tomorrow I can get you a picture of mime (not going out to the shop today).

Mine is a little different but basically the same idea as the one in the link. Make note of the fact the panels is run face up.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Shaper_Fence_for_Raised_Panels.html

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#6 posted 12-29-2018 12:48 AM

Like normal inch your way on each pass, with a scrap back or tail board to help prevent chip out. I’ve done it both ways, Individually with a scrap backer board & pass them through the router as one piece with a backer scrap board. if you already have them cut to size, glue in a spacer/filler strip between each panel, then cut away the spacer/filler strip after you route the ends.

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#7 posted 12-29-2018 01:06 AM

To the OP what shaper do you have and how many horses under the hood?

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#8 posted 12-29-2018 01:25 AM



I made a continuous fence for panel raising so the work can t be pulled in my the cutter. Tomorrow I can get you a picture of mime (not going out to the shop today).

Mine is a little different but basically the same idea as the one in the link. Make note of the fact the panels is run face up.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Shaper_Fence_for_Raised_Panels.html

I would like to see that- thank you

- AlaskaGuy


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#9 posted 12-29-2018 01:28 AM

I have a Powermatic PM 2700 5hp.
They are cut to width and I like the idea of gluing a spacer between them an maybe even add a “blow out” piece to the trailing edge

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#10 posted 12-29-2018 01:32 AM

As a side note… My shaper cAme by way of being in the right place at the right time. The PM are super expensive and I was able to pick it up for a mere $700 including some cutters at an estate auction! I actually feared it wouldn’t run at the price but it’s just awesome!

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#11 posted 12-29-2018 01:45 AM



As a side note… My shaper cAme by way of being in the right place at the right time. The PM are super expensive and I was able to pick it up for a mere $700 including some cutters at an estate auction! I actually feared it wouldn t run at the price but it s just awesome!

- jeffdeluca56


Good price I’d say. Now can we see a picture of it. Maybe set up to do panel raising?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 12-29-2018 01:53 AM


As a side note… My shaper cAme by way of being in the right place at the right time. The PM are super expensive and I was able to pick it up for a mere $700 including some cutters at an estate auction! I actually feared it wouldn t run at the price but it s just awesome!

- jeffdeluca56

Good price I d say. Now can we see a picture of it. Maybe set up to do panel raising?

- AlaskaGuy


I’ll post one tomorrow. I appreciate all the great feedback!

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jeffdeluca56

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#13 posted 12-31-2018 01:20 AM

Here’s a pic of my shaper and setup at this point – subject to change.
https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/jeffdeluca56/1230181759_zps9s0sr91c.jpg
https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/jeffdeluca56/1230181802_zpskt5lr6zm.jpg

You can see how the zero clearance fence needed to be “hollowed” out to allow the arbor shaft to not limit the depth of cut. Something seems wrong here! Help me please!

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#14 posted 12-31-2018 01:31 AM



Here s a pic of my shaper and setup at this point – subject to change.
https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/jeffdeluca56/1230181759_zps9s0sr91c.jpg
https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/jeffdeluca56/1230181802_zpskt5lr6zm.jpg

You can see how the zero clearance fence needed to be “hollowed” out to allow the arbor shaft to not limit the depth of cut. Something seems wrong here! Help me please!

- jeffdeluca56


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#15 posted 12-31-2018 01:36 AM


As a side note… My shaper cAme by way of being in the right place at the right time. The PM are super expensive and I was able to pick it up for a mere $700 including some cutters at an estate auction! I actually feared it wouldn t run at the price but it s just awesome!

- jeffdeluca56

Good price I d say. Now can we see a picture of it. Maybe set up to do panel raising?

Here’s a pic of my shaper and setup at this point – subject to change.
https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/jeffdeluca56/1230181759_zps9s0sr91c.jpg
https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/jeffdeluca56/1230181802_zpskt5lr6zm.jpg

You can see how the zero clearance fence needed to be “hollowed” out to allow the arbor shaft to not limit the depth of cut. Something seems wrong here! Help me please!

- AlaskaGuy


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