|Project by edp||posted 08-05-2007 10:34 AM||2092 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I use a shaper to power the panel raising bit which includes a back cutter. This is one of my dedicated machines and is never adjusted with regard to the tool height or fence depth. Makes panel raising a snap. The height is set and locked to compliment the rail and stile tools which are also in dedicated machines. When the door is assembled, the front surfaces of the rails, stiles and the raised panel are all flush. Woops, I lied. I do adjust the fence. I fabricated a fence specifically for panel raising from extruded aluminum angle. It has a feather board attached to the infeed side and has 3 spacers on the bolts that attach it to the fence mount on the shaper. So as you might have guessed, I raise panels in 4 passes. After each pass on the group of panels, I remove a spacer and repeat the process until the last pass is made with no spacers, voila, a raised panel. One tip here, cut both cross grain ends first, deburr with a file and then recut going: cross grain, with grain, cross grain, with grain and you are done.
wish I knew how you guys are getting dozens of pictures with your projects.
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