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Forum topic by Jackietreehorn posted 11-08-2015 01:43 AM 651 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-08-2015 01:43 AM

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Ok, two quick questions, I have the freud adjustable rail and stile bit, I ran rail bit on a test piece and then measured the tenon @ .225

The plywood panel I have is a mdf core maple veneer, it’s pretty consistent and measures .236-.240 with majority of areas measuring .236. So the question is what number do I want to shoot for, .245? One test run with a shim put it at .243, I know I need some slack for glue correct?

As pintodeluxe was saying in the post from last week, I can glue the panel in so need to make sure there’s room to let glue go somewhere, just not sure what kind of room we’re talking about.



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#1 posted 11-08-2015 03:12 AM

I’ve used the same bit sets with both plywood and solid wood panels. I don’t glue panels.

I’d use one shim and leave it at that.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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