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Forum topic by Lalaland posted 08-30-2007 12:42 AM 1496 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2007 12:42 AM

I have seen a few raised panel hand planes online. I haven’t seen one around any antique sales or yard sales. But thinking of buying one. I have grown fond of using all hand tools. My question is, how are the stiles and rails made with hand planes? I’m guessing one would use a simple plough, then some sort of edge planes, or a combination of such. Any help appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-30-2007 01:14 AM

Phil Just made panel rasing plane a little while back. He posted several entries about on his blogspot page. Below is the final post. I belive this plane was written up in the August issue of “The Woodworker” magazine.

Panel Raising Plane

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#2 posted 09-03-2007 08:27 AM

You got it – the groove is first made on the inside edge of the rails and stiles. Then the profile (if there is one) is applied to the edges with a moulding plane. Next chop the mortises (usually located in the groove you ploughed earlier). That completes the stiles.
The rails then have the tenons cut onto them. This leaves the final step of “coping” the edge of the moulding to fit the moulding on the stiles. This was done with a matching moulding plane or with a gouge of a suitable radius.
Obviously we are spoilt these days with router bits which will easily cut both parts of these joints. But another way to speed up this process is to make the rails and stiles without mouldings and then apply some moulding trim AFTER the door has been completed. Saves a lot of time.
Hope this helps

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