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Default Is there quick fix for slightly loose fitting raised panels?

I'm sure I can't be the first to make some raised panels that fit a bit loose...
those riased panel bits with the back cutters seem to take the guess work out of bit heigth adjustment. Which I could have found some when I was buying mine . That's what happens when you're too much in a rush for mail order I guess...
I'm doing a pair of panel doors with 3 panels on each door (6 panels total) and some fit perfect some fit loose, and some I had to give a second pass so they would fit in the slot. Weird...wonder what I'm doing wrong, is it possible to apply TOO MUCH pressure to a piece of wood? Could the OP base plate be warping under the pressure I apply? I'm not leaning on the thing....
I was thinking about maybe putting a bit of clear caulking inside of the slot that accepts the panel. The stuff(Mulco Supra) is kinda like glue but can stretch 350%.
Or should I just leave them as is?
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Hi tpyke

"Is there quick fix for slightly loose fitting raised panels?"

They should fit a bit loose ,the panel must float, pickup some foam rubber insulation 1/4" thick and put some in the slots.. 1" long 2 on each side of the panel in the slot...they make balls/strips but you don't need them for a small job...


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I'm sure I can't be the first to make some raised panels that fit a bit loose...
those riased panel bits with the back cutters seem to take the guess work out of bit heigth adjustment. Which I could have found some when I was buying mine . That's what happens when you're too much in a rush for mail order I guess...
I'm doing a pair of panel doors with 3 panels on each door (6 panels total) and some fit perfect some fit loose, and some I had to give a second pass so they would fit in the slot. Weird...wonder what I'm doing wrong, is it possible to apply TOO MUCH pressure to a piece of wood? Could the OP base plate be warping under the pressure I apply? I'm not leaning on the thing....
I was thinking about maybe putting a bit of clear caulking inside of the slot that accepts the panel. The stuff(Mulco Supra) is kinda like glue but can stretch 350%.
Or should I just leave them as is?



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I know....everytime I see them advertised now I can't help but laugh thinking about your post about having them rolling all over the place
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typke, you won't warp the OP plate. Sounds like Bj has given ya the answer needed.

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I've not tried this,but saw it somwere you can put a spot of glue centered on the panel just to keep it from rattling but it still is able to expand within the frame so it wont crack
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