"Good side down" - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Don
Posts: 222
 
Default "Good side down"

Ok, fixing to build a bookcase & have been looking at some videos on making raised panel doors & they talk about putting the good side down when using the router table. I have been to a friends shop & helped him with doors & he never made a comment about it. I have got my wood which will be poplar for the doors but when I look at the wood, both sides look good to me. Is there something I am missing here? Thanks in advance for the help.

Making sawdust & scraps all at the same time
Salty Dawg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 09:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Earl
Posts: 1,535
 
Default

You're not missing a thing. On some of my wood both sides look great and i wish i could see both in the finished project. Some pieces don't look good on either side--i try to hide those.

In my mind, the reason for "putting the good side down on the table is that the table is the reference point. I try to reference the good side on pieces that meet so that if i'm off, it's most likely on the side that will not show. I want the visible side to meet as closely as possible so the finish work is easier.

Hope that makes sense.

earl
greenacres2 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 10:00 PM
BCK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Country: Canada
First Name: BC
Posts: 786
 
Default

as said above, good side down just means the best side or side you will have as finished piece that you will be seeing or looking at when assembled and finished...and if using a vertical panel bit it would be good side to the fence..

http://www.natures-lifestyles-digest.com/smf

above [link]site has: outdoors type things from fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, to living off grid, gardening from veggies to flowers etc, recipes from home cooking to smokers, hobbies, home remedies, to making your own soaps etc..live members chat area.. and more...all is welcome to browse or join..
BCK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 10:29 PM
Registered User
 
JOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,125
 
Default

For what it's worth, I use plywood in the majority of my projects. There is normally one side clearly better than the other. The good side 'always' goes down - mostly because I tack my masters/patterns/templates down with small nails, which leaves nail holes, which I do not want to show, so I tack them down to the 'bad' side.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
JOAT is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 11:18 PM
Moderation Team
 
MT Stringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 5,631
 
Default

If you are making the raised panels with one of those big bits, be sure to cut across the ends first, then the long sides. That way any tearout will be cut away.

I have to make three or four passes to get to the final cut.

Good luck.
Mike
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-10-15 19.52.25.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	92.5 KB
ID:	69899  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-10-15 19.51.52.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	87.4 KB
ID:	69900  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-10-15 21.44.19.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	93.8 KB
ID:	69901  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-10-18 15.24.12.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	86.0 KB
ID:	69902  

MT Stringer is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 05:39 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Wayne
Posts: 56
 
Default

You may also want to watch this video (there are other parts too). When I was trying to figure out how to do my raised panel doors for the first time, this video (I bought it on DVD) helped me out tremendously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJcsTt1mn0g
wbrisett is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 01:36 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Bob
Posts: 43
 
Send a message via AIM to bob156235
Default Good Side Down?

It is only mentioned because the side facing down will be the face you see. The bit profile is cutting back-side up.
bob156235 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 6
 
Default

I'm new but when they say good side down, they mean the face of your door frame will always be facing down. When working on a router table so everything lines up.
Mike1961 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,197
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

Ah...BJ always talks about the 'magic' 4"......The penny drops.......

I will have to check my R&S cutters and work out the magic number to cut the rails.

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-22-2014, 03:55 PM
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default

Not mentioned so far is always doing the job the same way to avoid confusion. If you do it the same way each time you will avoid errors.

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Porter Cable 55160 Omnijig Review Echonav Tool Reviews 19 06-21-2015 03:59 AM
Table saw-standing on the left or right side. Sawdust Don Shop Safety 45 11-19-2012 09:29 PM
Colt/DeWalt side by side bobj3 Portable Routing 13 03-17-2011 05:45 PM
*New* Side Menu - Need Your Opinion Mark Site Help and Suggestions 9 12-28-2008 10:34 PM
new router has side to side movement whilst plunging??? matey General Routing 2 11-11-2005 03:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome