Blonde's Maple Martini Cabinet #4: Making the Raised Panel doors.

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 12-20-2015 09:07 PM 1002 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As Christmas quickly approaches I’ve been scrambling to get 12 cutting boards order’s done along with working.

Southern California has been colder than normal for the last cpl weeks. Of course, I realize were spoiled and it’s not really cold compare to other areas. We have been in the low 40’s and 50’s thus creating the salad bowl finish taking alot longer to set up than normal. I was forced to bring the boards inside the sports room to finish them up. Blondie loves this, lol.

Sorry I was rambling,,,,, I cut and routered the lower cabinets 4 rasied panel doors. I used Summerfeld’s raised panel router bit set that I have owned for a few yrs now. I am a big fan of there items. I bought the easy-set which has made set up a breeze and cuts alot of time normally wasted on set-up.

I’ve dry fitted the doors and have a cpl small adjustments and final sanding to do. We haven’t come up with a color yet on the stain for this project which puts me on hold for putting the doors together. I need to stain the raised panels before assembly due to expansion and contraction preventing unfinished wood showing its evil eye.

Friday I received summerfeld’s glass door router bit set. I really like what they came up with on how the glass panel is locked in placed with a rubber grommet then snaps in. I’ve done doors with small moulding holding the glass in as well as the clips. When I watched the video I was like this is what I want to do on the glass doors for the upper cabinet.

Well time to get off the couch and play in the woodshop some, the smiles are my way of marking the faces. Shop teacher taught me this in high school.

Thx for looking all comments are welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 12-20-2015 10:05 PM

Great looking doors, Ken!

May I ask what is the circular, yellow device in the last picture?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 10:39 PM

Looking good, Ken!

That bit set looks good… looks like it has a jig to help an accurate Setup! COOL!
Quite a set!

Don’t hurry too much sacrificing Safety… If you don’t make it by Christmas, there is always New Years! :)

Yes, it has been COLDER than normal… must be due to the Global Warming. (scam) :)

Thank you for the update… Take care…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 11:17 PM

Thx Lew and Joe,
The easy set is for they’re router bits to be set up for what ever wood thickness your using. It’s for 8 of their bit sets. Makes set up extremely quick. Once you set the height for the bit you leave it for the other bits in the set being there matched. They have a grommet that goes inside your collet on your router table p re eventing the bit from bottoming out. Here is a link,

I have 4 of their sets now, I’m a big fan.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-21-2015 01:06 AM


Lookin good. Coming along and no Murphy. Whoo Whoo!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 12-21-2015 02:11 AM

Looks great. I bet Blondie is happy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 12-21-2015 11:24 AM

Looks good in the shop now, doors brought to life.
Life is sweet.
Merry Christmas,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 12-21-2015 12:31 PM

Great result on the doors Ken. I do like the idea of that setup gauge.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 12-21-2015 02:20 PM

your on your way! Doors look great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 12-27-2015 01:13 AM

Looking good Ken. I will have to check those bits out.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#10 posted 12-27-2015 02:00 PM

You are top quality craftsman Ken. Keep on keepin on

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 12-29-2015 10:39 PM

Thx everyone, it means alot to hear from you and recieve your support!!!! I have been really busy making and sanding the doors along with pre-staining the Rasied Panels before assy. Today I glued them together and will order the glass… Didn’t do a blog on the boring stuff will do one soon… Thx

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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