|Forum topic by Kwash||posted 06-10-2010 04:54 PM||926 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-10-2010 04:54 PM
Greetings. I’m working on my first panel sides and have a question about the best way to make them… actually I have a questions about how I SHOULD HAVE made them : )
I’m making a white oak media cabinet of 1” (5/4) and 3/4” (4/4) material. For the sides of the piece I am using panel construction and milled my rails and styles flat and straight. I glued up panels of the appropriate width. My issue seems to be cutting the receiving slots into the legs to receive the floating panel. I simply used a standard 3/4” router bit in the router table to cut the slots. During assembly I had to really fiddle with the panel fitting well and had to shim it in a few places… Finally the ‘floating’ panels are in place, but doesn’t seem as smooth and snug as it could be.
Question: should I be using a panel bit set for this type of procedure? I’m looking for a straight mission-style panel – don’t want the ogee edge or anything.
Any advice on making panels with or without specialized router bit sets appreciate. Thanks!
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