Raised panels on tablesaw

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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 01-25-2013 11:13 PM 2443 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 01-25-2013 11:23 PM

nice work

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 12:01 AM

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

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 12:10 AM

cool tool.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-26-2013 12:53 PM


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 01-26-2013 02:31 PM

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 01-26-2013 04:58 PM

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

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#7 posted 01-26-2013 06:14 PM

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

-- Grandpaj

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#8 posted 01-26-2013 08:55 PM

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

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#9 posted 01-26-2013 11:08 PM

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 01-27-2013 12:02 AM

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 01-27-2013 09:15 PM

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 01-27-2013 09:49 PM

Neat setup

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

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#13 posted 01-28-2013 01:38 AM

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 01-28-2013 03:10 PM

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 02-15-2014 03:33 PM

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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