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07-13-2010 07:47 PM

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A buddy of mine asked me a question that I felt I couldn’t answer to my satisfaction so it came to me all you masters on here could help.

I’m still looking at cutters that will do what I want, lots of info, just not alot of detail. I would like to be able to make exterior and interior doors 1-3/8 or 1-3/4 thick. Couple manufacturers have cutters that will work, Freud, MLCS, Katana, for a few. I’m specifically looking for a rail and stile set up, with a mortise and tenon joint. I would also like to be able to do French doors. Can your buddy suggest who, and which bits, or kits.Thanks, Endel Any help or suggestions from my fellow Lumberjocks would be great.
Thx in advance

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 07:20 AM

I would go with freud, they have a french door kit and I believe the coping bit comes apart to make tenons as long as you want…

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 07:36 AM


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#3 posted 07-14-2010 08:18 AM


I have number of Lee Valley Router Bits and they are Top Quality. I have a few Freud, they are good also but I prefer the LV Bits.

The First Link Below will take you to the Page with ALL Router Bits Listed. You can click on ANY Type of Bit or Kit from there.

The Second Link will take you to Page One Of Two of their Frame And Panel Making Bits, if you want to go Directly There. A Reversible French Door & Window Sash Bit is shown on Page 2.

They also have a VERY extensive PDF File on how to use, measurements, drawings, charts etc. for the French Door & Sash Bit. You HAVE to go to that Specific Bits Page and click on the BLUE “Instr” at the top of the Description Section to Access it.,46168

Couldn’t get the PDF on here but I did get a picture of the French Door/Sash Bit.

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Hope it helps.

Regards: Rick

PS: HOLY HOLLYHOCKS!!! I actually got the Opened Page for the PDF mentioned above. AND You can click on “View As PDF (144KB)” (In Blue) if you want to dowload and keep it for Reference. There’s even a couple of “Jigs” in there to make Life Easier. NOW I can go to BED!! ..LOL…

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 08:47 AM

I’ve got the Freud entry door set that allows for extended tenons. It works great and is simple to use. It can be adjusted for different thicknesses.

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 09:58 AM

Thx everyone this should help out a bunch!

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 10:12 AM


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