What is it? A Raised Panel Jig

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Project by jim1953 posted 09-29-2008 01:22 AM 6056 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a raised panel jig. I’ve seen a lot of jigs that you angle the blade so I decided to make one that the blade is 90 degrees and it helps to have a good sharp blade. I prefer Freud Blades. Now I need time to get started. I have 27 kitchen cabinet doors to do!

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#1 posted 09-29-2008 01:49 AM

I like the idea. I’ve been cutting the panels using Jim Tolpin’s sliding fence jig, with the blade angled as you said. I had to stare at yours for a minute before I realized that you push the panel along the jig, but the jig remains stationary. I always have some excitement when the blade tosses the offcut wedges (I wear leather gloves and a full face shield and stand well clear of the projectile path) so I gather your jig has less of this problem? I do like the fact that you should get a uniform thickness for your panel edge, whereas mine depends on keeping sideways pressure on my sliding jig. I might add a T slot for a sliding bar (similar to a miter guage, but no need for adjustable angle here). Thanks for the idea.

-- SteveL

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Bill Akins

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#2 posted 10-06-2008 12:21 AM

I tried beveled panels before and didn’t like it too well but I think I may try again using your jig.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#3 posted 10-06-2008 01:07 AM

That jig has a lot of potential Jim. I like the idea of the support at the bottom, i guess you just slip it over the blade & don’t pass it all the way through.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 10-06-2008 01:48 AM

Bill It is ease you cut some blocks at 15 degrees and used 1by12 1by6 1by1.5 I clamp it to fence
and then I raise the blade it took 3 times to get adjusted what I Like No Kick Backs and the blade
is 90 degrees
I dont have the doors done I need to fine more time

Thanks for post

-- Jim, Kentucky

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