The answer is yes. Run the 1617 at it's slowest speed and make several passes, cutting off a little more each time until you get the desired result.Could you use the 2 HP Bosch 1617 for routing raised panels (3.5" bit) or do I have to switch to the 3 HP 1619? I have the 2 HP mounted in a table, and may have to get another mounting plate to attached the 1619 if that is what it takes.
I really don't know. Without an edge band of about two inches in width (or more), the inner parts of the panel will be visible as the cutter removes the material.Mike how would you do a veneered panel? would a solid band around the outside have to be glued on so the profile is not showing plywood?
I was thinking of a plywood veneered panel with the raised panel profile and a solid wood rail and stile.are you using plywood for the rail and stiles or cutting a RP profile into plywood panels???...
LOL, I hadn't got back to that post yet, thanks for the answer.You asked this question in two different threads and I responded in the other one here: http://www.routerforums.com/portable-routing/69922-bosch-1917-vs-1619-a.html#post700490
Here is my example. i haven't figured out how to use the Follow Me tool yet in Sketchup so I couldn't create the profile around the panel.
It looks to me like you would have to make a panel using plywood and four pieces of matching hardwood. After you cut the profile, the veneer should stand proud and the hardwood would show but no plywood would be visible.
Then you could veneer the back side.
Sounds like a lot of work.
Herb, my post was directed to N/a. You would have to glue solid wood to all four edges of the plywood to hide the lamination's on the raised panels. That means gluing up a bunch of short sections for the top and bottom edges so the grain is in the proper orientation but you would never get it to match the veneered panel. This is why panels are built from solid wood. (Unless they are being painted)
Herb; wouldn't it simpler to just make up solid wood door panels? Or do Shaker style doors using ply for the panels? Or make up thinner solid panels to overlay onto the plywood? 1/2" solid on 1/4" ply...but I think you'd hate the grain effect with that.
Why not just use solid panels what the advantage of the veneer
Do you do veneering ?need a shipping address???...