As you can see, my wife’s current kitchen cabinets are nothing to cluck about. They’re 35 years old, original. They were probably as ugly then as they are now. This is the final room that we haven’t remodeled yet. Everything is built into the house. The cabinets themselves are extremely stout. If I had the desire, I could do chin-ups off the shelving and they would not flex. This is my first raised panel door attempt. A lot of learning curve on the first. First time I have used a shaper and really the first time I have done any serious work with router bits.
There is a lot of learning on this door which is why I made a full sized one out of pine and not hardwood. I’ll have a lot of fine wood for making my future grand child some nice toys.
What I’ve learned:
There is a difference between a rail bit and a stile bit. The rail bit has the bearing in the center and on the stile bit, the bearing is on the top.
I can make very beautiful but incorrect rails and stiles with the incorrect bit very quickly.
The above pieces won’t fit no matter how much cursing you do.
That feeling of self discovery is quite nice when you watch the DVD again AFTER cutting the wood incorrectly.
The people at HD are starting to know me by my first name.
I really need to hook up my DC system before I start this in earnest.
-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.