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05-12-2020 05:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question resource tip trick shaping finishing

I’m making some cabinets for a buddy and am trying to figure out the best way to emulate this exact door edge profile. I’m thinking I’ll cut the initial bevel on the table saw but am wondering how to get that awkward round over and then the ridge on the face part. Any ideas or tips ?

2nd question- I’m painting these cabinets so I need to prep this veneer to receive latex paint. What’s the best and/or fastest way to go about that ?

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#1 posted 05-12-2020 05:41 AM

That was cut with a door lip router bit in one pass. Griz, mlcs, whitesides, etc., all have that (or very similar) profiles.

Here’s one from Grizzly:

Door lip bit sells for $35 or so

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#2 posted 05-12-2020 06:04 AM

I’d run the profile parts before doing the taper. I tend to like an flat edge going toward the router, even on the up side, maybe that’s just a quirk of mine, no real reason except sometimes you need a good flat to run a piece in smoothly. The taper can be a routed chamfer, or a TS bevel cut like you mentioned, either can be done any time, so I’d probably save them.

The second part has me kinda lost. For a painted piece I wouldn’t veneer it. Or are you saying you are only making some of the doors, and using some of the preexisting ones, and they are veneered?

If you are painting older wood. I generally scuff sand, and yes to primer coat/coats.

When it comes to profiles there are many possibilities, but if i had to do that I’d use a round over, probably 1/4”, and going full depth gets you out of the round over, and brings in the shoulder. By varying the depth on some scrap you can work it out pretty quick. As soon as the round starts he clipped it with the bevel. So it could be a larger size round over, seeing as it has a bit of shelf after the shoulder. The bits on this site always have a legend. measure your distance from the shoulder, and figure which bit would give you that distance to where the bevel starts. I can’t tell based on those pics.

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#3 posted 05-12-2020 09:27 AM

This looks pretty close in regards to dimension and scale.
I’d rip the angle after the piece is profiled.

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#4 posted 05-12-2020 01:19 PM

You just need to find the right profile bit,
I have one that’s close.

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#5 posted 05-12-2020 03:15 PM

Wow, yeah that profile bit looks identical. I guess I should still cut the edge bevel close on the table saw, then switch for the final pass on the router so I don’t have to hog out the entire thing in one pass ?

To clarify the painting part…

My buddy wants some small upper cabinets made in the same style as the existing cabinets.
Then they want them all painted. So basically I have to paint all the existing cabinets (which are all veneered) and paint the new tiny uppers that I’m making as well.

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#6 posted 05-12-2020 03:32 PM

Don’t bevel, it’ll cause guide issues when you try to router it. I was taught to take two passes on most profiles, one to hog, one to finish. Do that and all will be fine.

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#7 posted 05-12-2020 05:41 PM

I agree with Madmark and LeRoy seems to have found the matching router bit.

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#8 posted 05-12-2020 06:03 PM

I’ve done that profile with two saw cuts and a round over before. It’s close enough you wont notice it from 6” away once its painted

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