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    Re: Routers

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR
    Another question.
    Is it the plunge router that "professional" cabinet makers use to make those inscribed designs on cupboards and cabinets?
    Inlays require a router, but raised panels are normally done on a shaper - then placed into rails and stiles - also done on a shaper. While these are possible on a router, the big winged cutters for making raised panels SHOULD be used on a stationary device.

    Do you have a pic of what you are inquiriing about?

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    Re: Routers

    They are all brand new, never used

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cebby
    Inlays require a router, but raised panels are normally done on a shaper - then placed into rails and stiles - also done on a shaper. While these are possible on a router, the big winged cutters for making raised panels SHOULD be used on a stationary device.

    Do you have a pic of what you are inquiriing about?
    Hey, sorry for the half a$$ed explanation. I'll snap a picture and try to post it up here to show you of some cabinets we have that I am inquiring about. Maybe I am just stupid and it's 2 pieces or something simple. Thanks!!

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    Re: Routers

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR
    They are all brand new, never used
    He probably just got a deal on them and snatched them up while he could...

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    Re: Routers

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR
    Where can I find more information about them? What they are used for, the different types, different designs they can do, brands, how to use them properly, what to look for when buying one...etc
    Just basic information about them.
    I want to slowly get into wood working and I'd just thought I'd expand my knowledge.
    Steve - I put some routing books in the bookstore. Have a look. That's where I got my initial knowledge on routing.

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    Thanks Cebby, It took me a while to find the bookstore and it was right under my nose. I'll have to check those books out, and they are on amazon.com which is a plus!

    I will get the pictures this afternoon.

    Thanks

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    Re: Routers

    Here is a bathroom cabinet door I am talking about:


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    Looking at it when I was taking a picture it may just be 2 pieces glued together? But the top piece would still have been designed from the router, right??

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    Re: Routers

    Those types of cabinets are typically cut on a big CNC router for the rough cut (or straight cut saw if the panels don't have the curve) and a large shaper to cut the edge profile. I have a set of cutterheads for making door panels as well as the rails. Typically the rails are all glued/pinned together and the raised panel in the center floats (for expansion/contraction) I'll post up some pics of them...
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    Re: Routers

    Here's the pics of my door cutter set. These mount on a shaper (that has a spindle as oppostied to "bits" like a router.

    The pics are links to larger images:









    These various cutters can be put together in numerous combinations to make all sorts of profiles...
    Last edited by Cebby; 12-30-2005 at 01:29 AM.

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