|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 11-04-2012 12:29 PM||1715 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-04-2012 12:29 PM
OK, this has been an adventure. I asked about making simple removable panel cabinet doors a while back. These are simple shaker or mission style doors. NO coves, or ogees or any of that. Basically, they’re table saw doors, ok?
Rails and stiles get a 1/4” groove, 3/8” deep from one end to the other. Rails get tongues to fit into said groove.
To make a removable panel door… or a door that can take a glass panel,,, you simply remove a strip of wood so that the groove becomes a rabbet. Easy, right? Not so fast there, buckaroo. You can remove it from the rails easy enough (on the table saw), but if you remove it entirely from the stiles, then there’s nothing for the tongue of the rail to fit into. So if your rails are 2-1/2” wide, you need to leave 2-1/2” of groove on each end of the stiles.
I figured I’d just run them on the router table and clean up the corners.
Anyways… what I’m doing now is clamping a straight edge to a stile, scoring it several times and as deep as I can with a utility knife, then putting it in my vise and cuting the strip out with my chisels. Chop down the ends, then run the score mark a few times before splitting it out and then paring it down with a chisel. Takes about 15 minutes per stile.