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Forum topic by Lovegasoline posted 05-16-2018 11:15 PM 1173 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lovegasoline

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05-16-2018 11:15 PM

Ok so I’ve got two profiles on my immediate horizon I need to try and match. I’ve always used simple edge treatments, but I’ve undertaken an insane project of renovating 90 year old beat-out kitchen cabinets and they have a teeny bit of decorative detail.

One profile is for a countertop edge. I’m replacing it with a butcher block top and would like to try and match the profile (I’m not too sure how a profiled edge will look on a butcher block counter top, it seems most butcher block edge profiles are a simple square edge, chamfer, or round over. It’s a small counter near to a double enameled cast iron farm sink). Counter top is just under 1” thick.

Here’s some pics:


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Lovegasoline

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 11:23 PM

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The other profile is for kitchen cabinet doors. Doors are 1-1/16” thick.
Ideally I’d like to be able to make similarly profiled cope and stick doors.

Another option to have available is to be able to mimic the profile as a molding to use on frame and panel door construction.

Any leads as to where I can locate similarly profiled bits?

I’ve never made cope and stick doors before and am interested in trying it out.

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#2 posted 05-16-2018 11:48 PM

The stick and cope set will be easy. That’s a standard ogee profile and every company makes one. For the first one, google “door edge router bit” and find one that suits you.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 05-17-2018 10:04 PM

The first one looks a lot like this:

Infinity Window Stool Bit

The cope-and stick set you show is similar to this (but the tongue size is different—could be adjusted, or door thickness changed):

Infinity Entry Door Set

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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Lovegasoline

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#4 posted 05-18-2018 07:14 PM

^ Yep, it’s a window sill bit.
In fact my window sills have this same profile … my kitchen cabinets are built in (1920s) and the builders made everything very efficiently ; )

I still need to check dimensions and profile for the cope and stick profile …

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#5 posted 07-03-2018 11:50 PM

I’m still trying to locate a rail & stile bit set to match my cabinet door dimensions. Ogees bits are common but the one’s I’ve seen aren’t the same sizing and proportions as the doors I have.
The doors are 1-1/16” thick. Unfortunately, most bits seem to be made for a 7/8” max thickness doors.

I’d prefer to get a bit set that will produce the 1-1/16” thick door dimension if possible as it will allow me to remake doors if I need to now or down the road. However, if that’s just too difficult to source as it’s not being made or it’s a weird off size, what’s most important is to maintain the ogee dimensions and proportions on the door’s outer face, because if that doesn’t match then doors side by side or near each other will look ‘off’.

Here’s a pic of my door profile marked up … I’m looking to match this as closely as possible:

I’ve never made a rail and stile door before so I’m not familiar with the bits and if there’s any way to do a workaround when fabricating with bits for 7/8” thick doors.

Any suggestions?

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