Raised panels on tablesaw

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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 572 days ago 1947 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Im sure most everyone has a router bit or cabinet bits to make these raised panels however I dont and really dont do many doors with raised panels.However Im figuring on a job for a kitchen cabinets and they have raised panels now but the kitchen is 30 yrs old so i might be giving the sled a workout.Bevel on this set up is 10 degrees but I will tilt the blade another 5 to 15 and it gets a better profile

-- Grandpaj

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#1 posted 572 days ago

nice work

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#2 posted 572 days ago

great job,i’ve never even attempted raised panels.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 572 days ago

cool tool.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 572 days ago


That is how I learned to make them – with the table saw. Looks like you have the process down nicely. This setup still works and is well worth the time to effort to perfect as there is minimal setup time and the jig is a straight forward one to use. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#5 posted 572 days ago

Yep: That’s also the way I make them. Your jig is much nicer than mine. Good job.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 572 days ago

Very nice! I’m adding this to my to-do list.

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#7 posted 572 days ago

Thanks all for comments.Makes one feel good to share with interested woodworkers.

-- Grandpaj

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#8 posted 571 days ago

I like your jig, I made my first raised panel cabinet doors the same way.

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#9 posted 571 days ago

That’s a good and safe looking jig you build !
Like that way of making raised panels

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 571 days ago

Kiefer Ill admit I tried just holding against a tall fence and it was disaster.Fire wood so I started thinking and came up with this.When I searched in some old magazines there are many stiles of building the jig.

-- Grandpaj

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#11 posted 570 days ago

The jig Looks good, but wouldn’t it be best to make the cross grain cuts first to prevent blowout?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 570 days ago

Neat setup

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 570 days ago

Stefang you are right but this was just testing to see where my adjustments angle should be. Even this way there was no blowout.At 15 degrees it make a better looking frame and I think slight under 1/4 will do just fine.

Thanks all for replies

-- Grandpaj

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#14 posted 570 days ago

Very nice. Looks like a good way to do raised panels. Thnx Gramps.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 187 days ago

Grandpa – Thanks for posting this. I made my son a queen sized bed with raised panels on the headboard and foot board. Was contemplating buying router bits, but saw this. Ran out to the shop, threw one together, and we were off to the races. Made 8 panels using your jig. Don’t have a handle on it…yet.

Thanks again.

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