Catamaran Cupboard Door Remake... #3: Rails and Stiles.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 08-19-2010 01:27 AM 1731 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Having dressed all the timber to size… the next job is to make the frame..I use Cope and Stick construction.. also known as Frame and Panel
First using a Mitre Express and Mitre 2000 gauge with stop attached… all the rails [horizontal parts] were cut to size …. this method ensures accuracy… the Stiles [ or the vertical parts of the frame…] are left over long… this means that a little extra protrudes past the rails… these are called ‘horns’ and enable you to disassemble after dry fitting the panel in the frame…

Then using the two piece rail and stile cutters… [matched router bits make it easier to cut both profiles without the hassle of reconfiguring the cutters in a one piece set…]

I use two routers set up for this… they are dedicated to just cope and stick… makes life easier.

Now using the mitre guide on the router table cut the ends of the rails with the cope profile.
I use a backing board attached to the guide to prevent tear out…

Now swap out bits [ or in my case routers and cut the profiles on the inside edges of all the rails and styles..For the panels I have resawn some 40 mm stock and bookmatched it…

The Magswitch Re-saw Guide Fence makes resawing a breeze.. the timber just rolls along the bearings… no drag no problems…

Unfortunately not only did I break my bandsaw blade while resawing I broke my back up blade… I have ordered new ones but they will be next week before that can be delivered..

Fortunately my Daughter Amanda and Number One Grandson Malakai are arriving this afternoon from New Zealand… Carbatec Brisbane is just down the road from the Airport… so I will be visiting their new warehouse and showroom… I see a blog about this coming up…

Well this morning I will be glueing up the book matched panels.,.. or those I have cut… These too are to be over sized to be cut to exact size after dressing …

More to come

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 08-19-2010 01:34 AM

Bummer about the bandsaw blades. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 01:57 AM

Moral, you´ve got to have more than 2 spares.

Fortunately I have 9 spare fingers for now.

Look fwd for the new blog. Rains cat & dogs here

-- Back home. Fernando

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#3 posted 08-19-2010 02:07 AM

Too bad about the blades ! I can’t seem to keep blades on my band saw it couldn’t be that it’s a peice of junk could it? The doors are going to look real good I can tell…..............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 02:30 AM

is she running away from the winter blues? we have a miserable winter this year, hardly any sunny days.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#5 posted 08-19-2010 02:39 AM

This is starting to look like real woodworking. Yikes. I hope we haven’t lost you to the dark side.

Pretty wood that.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 08-19-2010 02:53 AM

yikes…cracky mate…......two blades down…that truly makes you down and out…and…down under to…that wood must be tough stuff…ive never worked it, but knowing something about the wood work you do…i know your not using pine for them doors……....enjoy the visit….the wood isnt going anywhere…...i guess this mean you will have more spares in the future..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 08-19-2010 03:26 AM


A nice looking panel. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 08-19-2010 04:28 AM

Hey Buddy…

So far, so good, right.


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#9 posted 08-19-2010 05:11 AM

That looks good.

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#10 posted 08-19-2010 11:38 AM

I like your resaw fence Larry. Looks like you are really into production now with your apothecary chest and now this job.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 08-19-2010 02:16 PM

Spares are always useful. I usually figure on 20% – 25%. Don’t use that many though.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 08-19-2010 03:51 PM

Have fun at the candy… err… tool store! ;)

Too bad you were slowed down a bit here.

Now maybe the rest of us can try to play catch-up a bit.

I might have to take a look at that Magswitch fence if and when I ever get my bandsaw up and running.

Looks good so far. I know you’ll keep us posted.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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