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Post and Panel Construction System #4: How to Create The Pieces

1485 days ago by Pete Tevonian | 9 comments »

Everything in this set depends on two things: cutting the beads and cutting the grooves. And those two things both rely on using the right router bits. Watch the video below for the short and sweet summary. Read the text below for more details. The Right Router Bits There are two bits used for this project—a ball-end bit and a bead profile bit. In this case, both bits have a main diameter of 3/8”. Through some testing and some math, I determined that 3/8” grooves and beads gave me enough strength in the narrow parts of the pieces, but also kept the posts and panels to a reasonable size. I tried 1/2” diameter bits, but they required 2 1/4” wide p...

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