|Forum topic by jbrukardt||posted 10-26-2012 09:13 PM||1519 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-26-2012 09:13 PM
I find myself stuck in a less than ideal situation in regards to some raised panel work I’m in the middle of with a contractor. Rather than traditional stile and rail construction and fitting the panels into the rails in a traditional pattern, he uses something called spaceballs, and the panels “sit” into a rabbet in the back of the rails.
Due to lack of stile and rail construction on the panels, I get a nasty side effect of rounded corners as follows:
Im really not happy with that, im stuck with it already in two rooms (raised panel wainscoting), but i cant go with anyone else as my money is tied up with this guy :(
So im trying to solve the problem myself, and hand him a way on a silver platter that lets him use his funky existing panel attach ways, but also doesnt give me rounded out frame corners.
In short, i need a stile and rail bit, that instead of putting a slot like the traditional ones do, puts a rabbet instead so he can mount the panels in the way he’s so insistent on. This will give me square corners, and should technically cut down on his routing, as he will only have to run one pass. Currently he does two passes, one to rabbet out the back of the rails to sit the panel in, and one to produce the ugly rounded off corners ogee detail on the front.