After sanding the panels we ripped and cross cut them to final size…
I was a little nervous doing such a short and wide rip, but it went smoothly….
Since the miter slots on my new-to-me refurbished Jet cabinet saw don’t match my old Craftsman contractors saw, I need to make a new cross cut sled. Until then, I’ll have to use my Incra miter gage with a fence….
Next up was routing the lip with a rabbit bit. This was a bit of a challenge, as the panel thickness varied both from
piece to piece, and within each piece. So I had to measure and adjust the bit height multiple times for each panel.
Here they are all finished up….
And here is my trusty assistant dry fitting the frame…
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!