divided light door with cope and stick set?

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Forum topic by Ben posted 11-02-2013 07:47 PM 897 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2013 07:47 PM

about to do this and looking for some tips.
i have an eagle america set.
apparently you can remove one of the cutters and stack it on the other to cut the glass rabbet rather than than slot/tenon.
but then how do you join the frame together?

i’ve also read to mill it as a regular cope and stick door, then cut out the strips with the table saw, creating the rabbet and leaving you with glass stops. but still the question remains, how to join the frame if you taking away the mortise and tenon joint that the cope and stick creates?

i think i have a decent handle on everything else. i’ve built regular panel doors before.

any tips for this?


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#1 posted 11-03-2013 12:49 PM

I think I understand the question. I used the Freud set, and it allows for tenons the be cut using the bits. Take a look at this pic and see if it helps. (scroll down a little) The doors I built were on a corner cabinet I pic’d in the projects section. The bit set cut the tenons, but i had to cut the mortises separately.

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 02:42 PM

Thanks Fred.
Well, my set is similar except it’s designed for panel doors so each bit has a slot cutter instead of a taller rabbeting cutter.

The ad says it’s easy to build divided light doors with it stacking up both cutters. I’m just totally baffled looking at it. If I remove the cutter from the coping bit and double stack the sticking bit, then it cuts out the slot and thus doesn’t leave a mortise. And then I’m left with a cope bit that would leave me a sort of half lap . Totally confused!

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