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Forum topic by Rob186 posted 02-24-2012 02:29 AM 1087 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2012 02:29 AM

Ok first of all this is my first big wood working project an entire kitchen so I am now up to making the doors and putting an edge profile on them already messed up two so any input would be great I am using a delta 43-340 shaper


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#1 posted 02-24-2012 02:34 AM

What type of wood and what type of door construction.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 02:39 AM

Rob, dont think that machine is reversable, and we need more info. What cutters , faceup,facedown, feather board, freehand, powerfeed ? What is the desired edge ? What happened to mess the two up ?

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 03:31 AM

The doors are rustic hickory the machine is 2 hp and reversible the doors are cope and stick construction raised panel I am using the fence by hand but I have a power feeder the panel is face up the cutter is a new freeborn what is happening is when the door side reaches the back edge of the table it seems to catch and when I push it jumps and gauges the doors now I am afraid to do anymore becouse it took me a long time to make these things all the books I read made it seem like a kitchen cabinet job is doable for a novice wood worker but man this wasn’t easy now I’m at the home stretch and this is happening I will post pics when I am done with it

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 03:46 AM

OK, sounds like while feeding and you near the following end of the door it sorta hangs up on the table itself. If your handfeeding you just need to anticipate this hangup and upweight the trailing edge of the door slightly while maintaining downward preasure with the other, near the cutter and it should glide right on through. Another solution (due to the small surface area on that shaper) is to lay a larger chunk of 3/4 ply on top of the table, clamp down or secure it however neccessary. Raise the spindle acordingly. Works well. I had a shaper years ago that I did this with and ended up leaving the ply on there for ten more years or so.

I have found that especially for door edges a large table surface is critical. You sure dont want to slow your motion with that hickory as it will burn quickly. You mentioned you had a power feed but did not say if you were readily able to set it up. I would recomend it but if you cant just use fence mounted featherboards, not the spring holddowns, those go in the trash. Hope this makes since to you. Hang with it ! JB

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 04:36 AM

The power feeder is set up on it but I don’t really like it that much once and a wile the feeder slips and courses the bit to burn the wood maybe I’m not setting it up rite it is a monster 4 wheel 1 hp power feeder I also have a 1/2 hp that I can switch to I got them new for almost nothing on eBay I think your rite about the plywood on the top might try that tomorrow I am new to wood working but I have almost all the power tools of a professional shop not becouse I’m rich but more becouse I’m luckey I was working in a school doing some renovations on their heating system and noticed that the entire wood shop was in the basement and in my way I asked the head of the school board why they closed it down he said they need another computer lab I told him that the equipment needed to be moved he said he would have a dumpster dropped off and the stuff loaded into it by the janitors well I said if I can have it it will save you the money for the dumpster so I got an entire school wood working shop for free

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 04:43 AM

Wow, that was a deal ! Rob, you might drop the feeder down a tad. I normally set the feeder wheels approx. 1/8 less from the table than the material im feeding. You can quickly clean the wheels with a rag and lacquer thinner while there turning. That may solve the slipping issue and a wax job on the table surface will almost guarantee it. What else did you get in that deal ?

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 07:43 PM

20” powermatic band saw 8” powermatic jointer power attic 68 table saw powermatic drum sander delta scroll saw delta 8” ras not bad for the price I waxed the table and that made all the difference the next 5 went through so easy and came out perfect did use the power feeder don’t think I need it for the edge when I did the raised panels that thing was priceless

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 08:48 PM

I forgot about the two powermatic 45 lathes

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