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Old 05-05-2019, 12:23 PM
kmd@sask kmd@sask is offline
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Default 5 piece cabinet doors

anyone using the re router to make 5 piece cabinet doors?

I have a small 1 man shop with limited floor space and would line to make my own doors but just don't have the floor space for a shaper. I know that purchasing doors and a shaper are the best way to go. but I'm simply not in a position to build a new shop and the router has time to cut them. If you have done this I would love the opportunity to chat about it.

thanks In advance any help would be great
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:05 PM
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No experience, but logically, you should likely be able to do the cope and stick if you build a fixture to securely hold the material and precisely index it so you can run the cutter down an edges as appropriate. But it's going to be darn slow production as compared to a shaper. Even a router table built into a table saw wing with appropriate cutters would probably be more convenient.

Panels can be done using the molding toolpath along the edges of a panel, but again, it will be much slower than using a shaper or router table.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:07 PM
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There are videos of cnc ( usually large 5 axis atc ) making 5p doors.

Raised panel cutters are pretty serious business. They don't run that fast and take some torque.

It is just so much simpler/effective to do it with other tools.

You can make all the mdf and slab doors you want easily enough on a cnc. The mdf ones take some set up but the cabinet programs have that all figured out.

I don't know what kind of doors your after, but I have made mostly Shaker doors in the last year. Can make those on a table saw pretty fast.
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:14 PM
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Buy them out,, 35 years a shop and the first 20 with three guys sometimes one, we learned to out source to roys wood products.. they were 25 miles from us.

keeping the equipment the trained man power even though we had the income to support in house doors it became more profitable to outsource, we buy drawers when dove tailed as well..

find a door company you can work with i promise you the cnc will make you money but you gotta manage time as well to make that work.

www.royswoodproducts.com

check my site out it is an accumulation of 35 years of looking for smarter not harder work
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:53 PM
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thanks James appreciate the mentor talk some times we loose vision. My 25 mile away shop closed he did things that I thought where standards to everyone. but have found out its not. Just haveing trouble finding a good supplier.

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Buy them out,, 35 years a shop and the first 20 with three guys sometimes one, we learned to out source to roys wood products.. they were 25 miles from us.

keeping the equipment the trained man power even though we had the income to support in house doors it became more profitable to outsource, we buy drawers when dove tailed as well..

find a door company you can work with i promise you the cnc will make you money but you gotta manage time as well to make that work.

www.royswoodproducts.com

check my site out it is an accumulation of 35 years of looking for smarter not harder work
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:54 PM
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Here is a thread where I talk about a simple jig to make the rails and stiles. Works as well as a shaper, especially if you have an ATC (no set up if you have to go back and remake something!).


https://www.camheads.org/showthread....t=raised+panel
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:08 PM
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thanks JP

I make all my own MDF and slabs. Send it straight from Cabinet Sense design software and run through aspire to create my G code. I was just hoping to get my toy or I mean CNC to create 5 piece doors and hoping to bump into someone who has been there and done that

I get a few people asking for solid wood raised panel. and usually its an arch and or a cathedral door. you bet the table saw does a real good job on the shaker doors.


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There are videos of cnc ( usually large 5 axis atc ) making 5p doors.

Raised panel cutters are pretty serious business. They don't run that fast and take some torque.

It is just so much simpler/effective to do it with other tools.

You can make all the mdf and slab doors you want easily enough on a cnc. The mdf ones take some set up but the cabinet programs have that all figured out.

I don't know what kind of doors your after, but I have made mostly Shaker doors in the last year. Can make those on a table saw pretty fast.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:31 PM
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thanks you The Idea i have is similar to what you have the vacuum set up and adjustable set up for the clamps makes so much sense



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Here is a thread where I talk about a simple jig to make the rails and stiles. Works as well as a shaper, especially if you have an ATC (no set up if you have to go back and remake something!).


https://www.camheads.org/showthread....t=raised+panel
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