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edwood1975

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05-04-2015 03:50 PM

Hi Community,

I’m building a patio cooler out of cedar I’m considering joining 7 panels together ( using Kreg pocket joinery) but I want to essensuate the panels but it’s been a while since I used my router, I’m afraid it will alter my dimensions for the panel I’m building…

There is 2 parts to this chamfering :
4 panels, ultimately making a box for the cooler to sit inside (2nd Pic)
And a shelf for the bottom of the unit (1st)

Any ideas!!!

-- Ed


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#1 posted 05-04-2015 07:10 PM

Having a difficult time envisioning your project. Maybe you could do a Sketchup of it?

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 07:16 PM



Having a difficult time envisioning your project. Maybe you could do a Sketchup of it?

- greg48


Hi Greg hope this helps the bottom shelf on the cooler will have 7 pieces going front to back and I want to define the 3.5” boards so that they actually look like individual pieces and not a sheet of cedar…

The only thing is underneath the panel will have Kreg pocket screws joking the 7 pieces together

-- Ed

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 07:31 PM

Ed,

I have a set of router bits that includes a 45* chamfering bit with a bearing on the bottom. I would just set that to cut about a 1/8” chamfer and then run the router along both top edges of each of the boards. That should leave plenty of wood for the Kreg screws and not mess up the width of the board. That narrow chamfer will show the individual boards rather nicely.

The set of bits I have came from Harbor Freight but they work well for the little use I give them. I’ve seen the same type bits at the big box stores but they were quite a bit more expensive.

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 07:41 PM

Another option for small chamfers like that is a block plane. Set for shallow cut, hold at 45* and make a few passes.

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 07:41 PM



Ed,

I have a set of router bits that includes a 45* chamfering bit with a bearing on the bottom. I would just set that to cut about a 1/8” chamfer and then run the router along both top edges of each of the boards. That should leave plenty of wood for the Kreg screws and not mess up the width of the board. That narrow chamfer will show the individual boards rather nicely.

The set of bits I have came from Harbor Freight but they work well for the little use I give them. I ve seen the same type bits at the big box stores but they were quite a bit more expensive.

- Snowbeast

Thanks so much I think I have a 45 degree router bit but it’s 5/8”
I guess that doesn’t matter because my cut depth will only be 1/8”

-- Ed

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#6 posted 05-04-2015 08:34 PM

If I am understanding just what your plans are, I am curious why you think you need Kreg pocket screws to hold the pieces together. They look like they are resting on a stretcher along the base. Edge gluing should be plenty strong even with the chamfer. Then attach the piece to the base keeping in mind that it will be moving quite a bit along the length with changes in moisture.

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#7 posted 05-04-2015 08:48 PM

I took snowbeast advise and he is right the router part came out awesome now for the pocket hole part

-- Ed

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#8 posted 05-04-2015 09:27 PM



If I am understanding just what your plans are, I am curious why you think you need Kreg pocket screws to hold the pieces together. They look like they are resting on a stretcher along the base. Edge gluing should be plenty strong even with the chamfer. Then attach the piece to the base keeping in mind that it will be moving quite a bit along the length with changes in moisture.

- Kazooman


Ohhh I know the K4 is a new toy and I wanted to play with it .., childish reason but there you go

If I am understanding just what your plans are, I am curious why you think you need Kreg pocket screws to hold the pieces together. They look like they are resting on a stretcher along the base. Edge gluing should be plenty strong even with the chamfer. Then attach the piece to the base keeping in mind that it will be moving quite a bit along the length with changes in moisture.

- Kazooman


-- Ed

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