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I have a job where the client wants me to make two fairly small glass insert doors3/4" thick, about 20"wide and 56" tall, for a master closet cabinet job that I'm doing. Can somebody recommend a cutter for set of cutters to make sash or simulated true divided light with a surrounding frame.?

Here's a picture of my current progress. The doors are going to go in that slot at the middle on the end below the upper shelf. I made all the trim on site with a beading bit so beaded inset doors would be indicated.


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Not exactly sure what you're looking for. If you want a glass cutter, I would just go to a glass shop and have them cut it. They've got the proper tools, and would do it right.
 
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looking real good so far...

are you looking to do something like this...

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or this...

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Sommerfeld has a set of bits for making glass doors. Set the first bit and all the rest of the set lines up automatically. I agree on having the glass cut at a shop.
 

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Thanks guys, the router bit set is what I'm after.

I want to make the doors for the closet as a warmup for the kitchen, which they want done in cherry. Up until now I have always ordered the doors from a vendor but I've found that working with the router table isn't that bad.

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You might want to look at the Marc Sommerfeld video on the glass panel set. Very helpful, and he has some really good ways of working with a router.


I have and like this set. Comes in a nifty wooden box too.
 

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From your post, I understood that you were looking for cutters to make simulated muntins, to give the appearance of multiple smaller panes while only making the actual door for one large pane of glass. It took me a while to remember where I'd seen them (although I'm sure that there are probably other vendors), but Eagle America has what I think that you're looking for.

Eagle Originals - Muntin / Mullion Cutters

As I read the description, you would cut the parts with the cutters used to make the main door (edge profile and cope cut), and then use cutter "A" to cut the notches where the muntins overlap in the center. Here are the instructions that are furnished with the bit.

http://eacmedia.net/manuals/eagle/008.pdf
 

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I think the first set that Stick shows would do the trick.

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when you set your glass in your frame make sure you use space balls or short pieces of screen spline to cushion the glass..
 

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lets look at the other side of the coin....

your choice of construction is going to capture the glass and if the glass were to get broken you either have to break the frame or recut the frame so the new glass drops back into the frame from the back...
you could leave say the outside stile loose (screwed into place and not glued to facilitate glass replacement...

or you could cut your frame to accept the glass in real world fashion but cutting a stepped rabbet......
and you can sill any seen profile you wish...
see the images...

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OK, update. I'm building the cherry kitchen and the new Domino 500 is doing such a better job attaching the face frames than the biscuits I'm used to having as an indexing and attaching material.

I'm going to do the glass doors using an open rabbet with glass clips. I bought a Whiteside Rabbeting bit set which gives you various step options with the bearings swapped out. I'm going to use the hafele glass clips since these are going to be glass on the top doors, and not used much.

All the cabinetry in this house goes to 9 feet from the floor. They do want a rolling Library ladder fabricated for the kitchen and two closets and a pantry. So, if you have any leads on the hardware and or designs for those please let me know. I work alone for the most part, and I usually get so wrapped up in the job that I wait until the last minute to figure out how to get these details done.

Here's some pictures of the face frame fabrication and domino fasteners. I like the small dominos so much that I've already ordered the larger 700 for door and custom timber shelving I'm going to be doing. If you haven't tried the Domino system I highly recommend it.

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