|Project by sugarpine||posted 09-24-2015 03:16 AM||1202 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I was tasked with making three panels for a new refrigerator to match existing doors in a kitchen. I had done a dishwasher panel a few years ago, and the customer called me back when they replaced their refrigerator.
None of the panel raising router bits fit the bill. They are not wide enough and not designed for 1/2 stock. The raised panels had to be 1/2 inch in order to meet weight restrictions.I decided that raising the panels on the table saw was my only option.
The two large panels were 66 inches tall which created some challenges. The attached photos depict what I had to do. The two piece strip that I screwed to the back of the of the long grain panel and clamped for the end grain passes held the panels tight against the tall fence. Feather boards and an out feed roller stand for the long grain passes roundedout the set up.
A made a few test passes then held my breath and ran the panels through. I did have some initial burning due to hesitating when I passed the panels through but nothing that didn’t sand out. I did two tall veritcal panels for the doors and one horizontal panel above the doors. All three were frame and panel construction although that is not pictured because, frankly, it was nothing as unique as this process.