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Forum topic by chrisswany posted 06-09-2015 06:02 PM 866 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisswany

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06-09-2015 06:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

I am fairly new to wood working and need some help. I am adding a pantry into our existing kitchen and I am looking to mimic our existing cabinet doors. I would rather make them myself as I have the tools to do so but I am not sure how to find the correct bits in order to do so. I believe the doors are pretty simple/standard cut on them so I am thinking some people may know just by seeing them and lead me in the right direction.

Here are some links to pictures of them.

https://goo.gl/photos/aATCcYNeejD1h3kT8

https://goo.gl/photos/RF7A4oAUySHesdmN6

https://goo.gl/photos/DtE2xbEck16xoqSu8

https://goo.gl/photos/8Nb5G2Yc85veU9sw8

If I have to I will buy some online but have not found exact match. Closest I have seen are these but the outer edge has a little variation to it.

http://www.cabinetnow.com/squared-recessed-panel/sierra

Any help would be appreciated. Also I am guessing they are red oak with a honey stain to them so if anyone has any opinions on that I would appreciate it as well.


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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 06-09-2015 06:19 PM

You could call Woodline USA at 800-472-6950 and ask them. I have had good luck talking with Wayne. Ask if you could e-mail him a picture and see if they have a matching bit.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 06:28 PM

Best advice I can give you is to start looking at online catalogs from places that sell a lot of bits, like MLCS. It’s going to be hard to know if you’ve got an exact match without being able to hold the actual bit against your door, though.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 06:50 PM

The inside edges look like applied cove molding to me the outside edges are called finger pull. The cove molding can be made w/ this bit.

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dawsonbob

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#4 posted 06-09-2015 07:02 PM

Bondo is right: the inside edges do look like applied molding. As for the rest, I’d almost bet that a company like that would be using a shaper, not a router, to cut those pieces. It may be a little difficult to find a router bit that matches exactly. I think I saw a Yonico bit that was close at http://www.precisionbits.com/ Others, such as MLCS may have them too.

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Planeman40

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#5 posted 06-09-2015 07:07 PM

Don’t worry about making y our own applied molding. Just use your router to mold the edge of a board then cut the molded edge off the board with your table saw.

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jerryminer

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#6 posted 06-09-2015 08:19 PM

Tough to tell from the pic, but it looks more like an ogee cope-and-stick to me, similar to the ogee set here

The door edge looks similar to this

p.s. You say you “have the tools.” Do you have a shaper? Router table? Ever done cope-and stick joinery?

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chrisswany

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#7 posted 06-10-2015 03:41 PM

Thanks for all of the feedback everyone. I will continue to look through some catalogs and also may reach out for more help. As for tools I don’t have a shaper as I just assumed it was done with a router which I have. I have never done cope-stick before but looking forward to trying and learning more about it.

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dawsonbob

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#8 posted 06-10-2015 04:35 PM

You have a router, which is a good thing, but do you have a router table? Those cuts are best done on a table.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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chrisswany

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#9 posted 06-10-2015 04:56 PM

I have a table as my table saw has a spot to attach my router.

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dawsonbob

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#10 posted 06-10-2015 05:04 PM

Cool. That should do the job then. Good luck with the bit search.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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