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Forum topic by Skippy906 posted 12-07-2013 01:14 AM 715 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2013 01:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cabinet doors drawer fronts question

I am making some cabinets for a friend, and I need to match the profile on the drawers and doors. I have a full set of cabinet making bits from CMT that will work on most of it. But there is an angle on the back of the drawer fronts and doors. (pic 1) I am not sure if it is made from one profile cut or a 15 degree chamfer bit was used after creating the other profile. What would be the best way to make this type of drawer and door front?

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#1 posted 12-07-2013 01:32 AM

Looks like it’s a little rounded.

It’s not easy to assess the angle. Maybe a standard
router bit can do it.

A tilting router arrangement can do it, probably. Cove
bits are available in many radii.

You may want to consider using a moulding head
on your table saw.

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#2 posted 12-07-2013 02:04 AM

stuff like that is why I still keep a stock of hss router bits. get something close and with a little care you can regrind the profile to do these on-off jobs.

I’ve only done it with 1/4” shank small diameter bits, and it does take a little trial and error.

If it’s only a few doors, you could use what router bits come close, and then use a purpose ground cabinet scraper to finish off the detail with a little elbow grease

Or you could take a profile and have a router bit custom ground at your full service saw sharpener place. Not cheap. not sure the added cost would be worth it for the back bevel of the door. Methinks as long as your close, this unseen area would be acceptable unless you wanna be totally OCD.


Have you tried looking at profiles at local door manufacturers.

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