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Training Class was held on Raised Panels with Bob (Lance)

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Blog entry by Karson posted 2531 days ago 796 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK Bob and I got together today to have a training class on Raised Panel construction.

See Bob blog on Mortise and Tenon - Help Needed

#1 We forgot to take pictures through the process.

#2 He forgot half of his wood at home.

#3 We couldn’t find enough pieces to make 1 full door so we looked through my Popular stash and found a 12” piece that would give him the required 9” piece.

#4 We cut my popular to get it to the correct size. Then we found a way to get it out of his wood. So much for pre-planning.

#5 We cut the longer pieces into 4 3/4 width size (4 pieces) 80” long

#6 We cut 2 3/4” width pieces (4 pieces) 80” long

#7 We cut pieces 12” long at 4 1/2” (8 pieces), 8” (2 pieces) and 9” (2 pieces)

#8 We face jointed the 4 1/2” wide pieces

#9 We thickness planed the stiles and rails pieces to .999 thick. He wanted 1” but we missed it by a 1 thousands

#10 We then did the edge jointing to get one straight edge. Bob running the machinery.

#11 Cutting the raised panel pieces to length.

#12 Cutting the 12” long pieces to 11 3/8”

#13 Cutting the Router profile on the 11 3/8” wide pieces. Some had profile on one edge and some had it on both edges. We had a “T” to tell us which surface to be up and a “V” to point the edge that got cut a profile. One stack had both sides and the other stack has only one edge.

#14 Cutting the profile on the raised panel.

#15 we were so tired and it was 7:00 so we had been at it since 10:00 AM with a lunch break.

So Bob loaded all the pieces in his truck and headed home.

So he’ll get to cut 3 – 8” pieces and 3 – 9” pieces for the stiles.
He’ll get to cut 5 – 22 1/8” pieces for raised panels and 4 – 9” pieces for raised panels

and plane the same and put the router bit profile on his wood and touch up some of the wood we cut and didn’t cut the raised panel profile deep enough.

A good time was had by all. Had the door open all day and no Air Conditioning (Bummer)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 2531 days ago

Great pictures & story Karson.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2531 days ago

I wish I lived closer. Looks like a great time.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Chip

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#3 posted 2531 days ago

Very nice Karson… good pics and story. Looks like a successful day.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2531 days ago

Karson, sounds like a regular day in my shop, except for :

#1 We forgot to take pictures through the process.

#2 He forgot half of his wood at home.

#3 We couldn’t find enough pieces to make 1 full door so we looked through my Popular stash and found a 12” piece that would give him the required 9” piece.

#4 We cut my popular to get it to the correct size. Then we found a way to get it out of his wood. So much for pre-planning.

#5 We cut the longer pieces into 4 3/4 width size (4 pieces) 80” long

#6 We cut 2 3/4” width pieces (4 pieces) 80” long

#7 We cut pieces 12” long at 4 1/2” (8 pieces), 8” (2 pieces) and 9” (2 pieces)

#8 We face jointed the 4 1/2” wide pieces

#9 We thickness planed the stiles and rails pieces to .999 thick. He wanted 1” but we missed it by a 1 thousands

#10 We then did the edge jointing to get one straight edge. Bob running the machinery, etc. LOL.

Sounds like a great experience for both of you.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2531 days ago

Glad you guys could get together. sounds like you had a good time.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2531 days ago

That is a pretty impressive router/table saw set up!

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Karson

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#7 posted 2531 days ago

Thanks Dennis. The saw from the edge of the sliding table tubes to the endge of the router table is about 10’

When you put the arm on the sliding table it extends about 12 1/2’ If I move the planer I could probably cut the end off a 10’ board. But I can work with plywood without having to mave the planer.

My son-in-law was down a couple of weeks ago and we moved the air compressor and then moved the saw closer to the wall on that side, giving me more room on the sliding table side.

The only downside right now is the length of a board that can be cut without opening the big doors. We had to open them with Bob’s 80” lumber for his bi-fold doors. And of course we had them open for the saw and i knew we’d need them open for the router so we didn’t close them and turn on the air conditioner. It was about 93 yesterday. But it was 83 in the shop with just fans running.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bill

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#8 posted 2531 days ago

Well done Karson and Bob. A great story. I am looking forward to seeing those raised panel doors when they are completed.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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lance

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#9 posted 2531 days ago

Hi Karson,

It was a fun day and a special learning experience. The wisdom that comes from your experience is priceless.

Thank you so much for the lesson and for capturing the experience in pictures and dialog. Oh! In all the excitement of the day I forgot that we used some of your wood. I owe you. Don’t let me forget.

Have a great day,

Bob

-- Bob Lance, DE

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2531 days ago

Very cool. I’m jealous!

LumberJock classes. Nice

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#11 posted 2531 days ago

And the “Price is Right”

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2530 days ago

Karson;

Well at least you got to play in the shop today, which means you had a better day than I did. I sat in several traffic jams, pretty much all day. I did have air conditioning though

I hate it when that happens.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Greg3G

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#13 posted 2529 days ago

It sounds like you both had a great time. I wish I could have been there.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Karson

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#14 posted 2529 days ago

Greg next time we’ll do it on a weekend.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Sawdust2

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#15 posted 2529 days ago

So how popular was your poplar?
Got any left? ;>)

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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