New Joinery Option
In my cabinet project I milled up stacks of tongue and groove beadboard. I never even thought about making it with grooves on both sides and milling splines until I read an article on Finehomebuilding.com (which I highly recommend; get a subscription to their online content).
Cutting only grooves simplifies the joinery and set-up time by a huge amount.
Beadboard calls for just 2 bits, though you could run the grooves on the tablesaw and dispense with the slot cutter. This is a 1/4” slot cutter set to 1/2” depth.
Setting the height: I mark a line and eyeball it.
After a test cut, I needed to raise the bit.
Groovin. I run three passes. One lite pass away from the bearing. One against the bearing, and one on the opposite face to center.
A finished board.
The grooved boards in their layout.
Next time: Splines
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