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I'm building my wife a window seat. I framed it up with 2x4's, and am in the process of building raised panels around the 3 sides that are not against the wall.....My problem.....the top and bottom rails are 69 1/4" long. Cutting the cove on the ends of the rail was a treat, to say the least. How can those cuts be made easier....And while I'm at it, cutting the profile the length (to receive the stiles and panels), wasn't all the easy, either.....

I'm a using a stacked rail and stile bit, but I am not using a sled for the cove cuts.....I have an OP table.....I got it done, and it looks all right, but I would think there has to be an easier and safer way.....TIA for your responses.....
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Hi Carl

Long one are not a big deal ,,just need to setup the router table fence with a 2 x 4 ( as long as your fence) clamp it to the fence to hold the stock down in place and help hold the mass of the stock down, pull the RT table over to a table that is the same height as your RT, use a wide push block to push it by the bit but this time use wide stock and than rip to the right side after the cope cut and the bead cut is on the stock..this will give you all 4 parts for the frame, (don't use the sled for the job just a wide push block..)


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I'm building my wife a window seat. I framed it up with 2x4's, and am in the process of building raised panels around the 3 sides that are not against the wall.....My problem.....the top and bottom rails are 69 1/4" long. Cutting the cove on the ends of the rail was a treat, to say the least. How can those cuts be made easier....And while I'm at it, cutting the profile the length (to receive the stiles and panels), wasn't all the easy, either.....

I'm a using a stacked rail and stile bit, but I am not using a sled for the cove cuts.....I have an OP table.....I got it done, and it looks all right, but I would think there has to be an easier and safer way.....TIA for your responses.....



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Thanks, Bj.....after the way I did it, what you said makes perfect sense. This, of coarse is my first time making raised panels.....so far, I'm liking it.....
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You're Welcome Carl

Hope it helps, once you get it down and have a some of the tricks of making frames you can make anything, after all most cabinets/furniture is just boxes and frames so to speak .

Making raised panels is one of the fun things you can do with the router and one of the most fruit full things you will do in your shop..

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This morning, I finished all the pieces for the frame. I've have 2 panels glued up and dry, and have 2 more gluing up now, and will do the other 2 tomorrow. This afternoon, I chucked up the panel raising bit with backcutter, and started getting familiar with it....all I can say is that is one huge chunk of metal spinning. I did slow the speed down....the only rough part was the cross grain cut....btw, I am taking small cuts until I reach the proper depth, because my router is only 2hp. This is getting more and more interesting....not to mention fun.....
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Hi Carl:
Come back and let us know how it went using the raised panel bit with back cutter.

I am a neophyte at raising panels and, so far, have used only a vertical raising bit. It has been working well for me. My latest project, just finishing up, is a bed headboard. Photo attached. I actually have a horizontal raising bit but the vertical one is far less intimidating and seems to do a bang-up job. Not sure when I will try the horizontal bit.

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This morning, I finished all the pieces for the frame. I've have 2 panels glued up and dry, and have 2 more gluing up now, and will do the other 2 tomorrow. This afternoon, I chucked up the panel raising bit with backcutter, and started getting familiar with it....all I can say is that is one huge chunk of metal spinning. I did slow the speed down....the only rough part was the cross grain cut....btw, I am taking small cuts until I reach the proper depth, because my router is only 2hp. This is getting more and more interesting....not to mention fun.....
Hi Carl, If you start with routing the cross grain first & end routing with the grain, it will clean up any tearout the cross grain left. Small cuts is a good idea.

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