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Forum topic by SinclareRose posted 09-16-2012 08:27 PM 2726 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SinclareRose

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09-16-2012 08:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

Thanks for looking!
I’m new here and to woodworking, and I need a little help.

I want to reface my kitchen cabinets, but I want to use the existing (flat faced) doors and add mullion moulding to the surround of the face with a piece of beadboard in the center. I really hope that makes sense. I’m just wondering if anyone can help me find the right router bit set. The mullion is only 3/8” of an inch thick, and I’m pretty sure I want the beadboard flat to the existing cabinet face. The beadboard is 3/16” thick.

I need to find a router bit set that has a short ogee (3/16”ish) and groove (3/16”ish).
Or can I just use an ogee bit with a slot cutter?

Thanks so much for any help anyone can give me.

SinclareRose

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cutworm

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 08:34 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.
I bought a Diablo ogee bit at Home Depot a few days ago that was on clearance. Amazon is a good place to look as well.
Sometimes sets include bits that you will never use.

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 08:57 PM

Diablo router bits are great. You can pick them up and the Home Depot for a good price. If you need help selecting tools, I have a forum topic for new woodworkers. Go check it out, it’s a great list of tools.

I’ll add you to my buddies too!
AJ

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 09:08 PM

This may be of interest to you

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/graphics2/TM18-19windowsash.pdf

short ogee, match set.

-- Nicky

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 09:09 PM

great minds jim

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#6 posted 09-16-2012 09:17 PM

Nicky
Ditto… Ha Ha Ha

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SinclareRose

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 11:41 PM

Thanks everyone for the great and quick replies. I really appreciate your help. I’ll have to check out these links to see what I can figure out. Hopefully I can find some time soon!!
Thanks so much, again,

Sinclare Rose

-- "Potatoes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!"

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#8 posted 09-17-2012 11:54 PM

I really dont like sets but I have a huge set of MLcs I love their Katana bits more and I really love Jesada bits they are great. And the best are a tricky thing to claim most are similar and they all get dull I am currently testing bits from 14 manufactures the results will be on this old workshop.com in a month or so the bits we tested are all intro level and after visual inspection some look a lot better than others. so dont buy the cheapest because that is what you’ll get cheep.

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#9 posted 09-18-2012 12:03 AM

Thedude50, I think I have to disagree with you.
Here in Canada, I buy the local brand(Mastercraft) which are pretty cheap.
They work as good as my more pricey freuds, and If I break a bit from that set, I just replace it with a new Better one.
Also, I think that sets that are a good price are worth it, and if you live/lived in canada, you could get this set when its on sale: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/PowerToolAccessories/RouterTablesAccessories/PRD~0546818P/Mastercraft+Maximum+Router+Bit+Set%2C+40-pc.jsp?locale=en
And If you live in the us, I think this is worth it…http://www.amazon.com/MLCS-8377-15-Piece-Router-Carbide-Tipped/dp/B000FJRN8S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347926512&sr=8-1&keywords=router+bits

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#10 posted 09-18-2012 01:00 AM

When I did research for some bit sets, it seemed that Woodline USA was an excellent price/quality ratio. They sell on Amazon, and have their website as well.

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#11 posted 09-18-2012 01:30 AM

I used a lot of bead board on my home remodel. Is the board you’re planning to use in a large sheet or in sections 3 beads wide? Pine or MDF? Painting or staining? Perhaps you haven’t decided any of this yet, but I have two cents to throw in the mix. I used the MDF stuff that came in sections 6” wide and 8’ long. They joined with tongue n groove. The mistake I made was painting and priming the whole board including the edges for the boards going in the bathroom. The tongue n groove swelled up and wouldn’t fit together. I was able to work around it, but was almost ready to toss it all in the dumpster and start over.

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#12 posted 09-18-2012 01:54 AM

I love the Sommerfeld tool system.

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#13 posted 09-18-2012 03:05 AM

SinclareRose,

I think I’d like to expand a little based on your reply. The links that Jim and I sent you are for a matched pair of router bits, not an entire set (Jim, please correct me if I got this wrong). And if I understand your original post you require a miniaturized set.

I really did not snap to the bead board, and think I now have the visual. Rockler sells some miniature bits, take a look at http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5401&site=ROCKLER . I believe this will give you the desired profile, close to height your looking for. Closer to your specs are the dremel router bits (but you need a dremel type tool with the dremel type router base), http://www.dremel.com/en-us/accessories/pages/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=TR780 .

With the profile cut, a slot cutter could be used to undercut the rabbit for the bead board to fit into. Simple 45deg miters for the corners.

Please let me know if this is closer to an answer to your original post.

-- Nicky

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#14 posted 09-19-2012 01:58 AM

I thought of your cabinets today when I was testing a new house this morning. The house is in the craftsman style of a bungalow and had beadboard kitchen cabinets. Is this the look you’re going for but with a fancier edge?

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#15 posted 09-19-2012 08:41 AM

Alexander I dont see what I said that you could disagree with I said I dont like sets I didnt say they were a bad value but what I find is you end up with bits your seldom going to use. Other than that I recommended a few brands I like based on cut performance. finish and fit these are my opinions so there is nothing to disagree with your entitled to your own opinion and for the record the Freud bits did not stand out as better than other two fluted bits in our tests we did not test the 4 flute bits. Cheers

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