The desk noticed offers a simple manner so that you can make raised panel doorways. All it takes is an easy shop-made sled.
My sled is comprised of 3/4″ Baltic birch plywood. It’s 20″ lengthy, 13″ tall, and 6″ extensive. The cleat that holds the toggle clamp is 2-1/4″ extensive. The toggle is situated 3″ up from the underside of the jig. I’ve two cleats on my sled as a result of, since I train woodworking, I must apply it to each left- and right-tilt desk saws. When you’ve got a left-tilt noticed, you solely want the cleat on the correct facet. When you’ve got a right-tilt noticed, you want the cleat on the left facet of the sled.
Wings on the again maintain the vertical and horizontal surfaces perpendicular and inflexible, they usually offer you one thing to carry onto once you’re utilizing the sled.
When you’ve got a left-tilt noticed depart your rip fence in its “pure” place. When you’ve got a right-tilt noticed, you’ll want to do that operation with the rip fence to the left of the blade.
Make a mark in your panel that’s 3/16″ from the again face (assuming a 1/4″ groove within the rails and stiles). With the panel within the sled and the sled towards the fence, place the rip fence so the blade will lower outdoors the road. Use a rip blade, and lift the blade as excessive as it’ll go.
Set the blade angle to 12 levels.
Make sure you do check cuts earlier than chopping the actual deal. Make an finish grain lower first. You’re chopping loads of wooden, so take heed to the noticed and feed at a fee that enables the noticed to make the lower. The cleat prevents the panel from sliding out of the sled underneath chopping strain, and a toggle clamp offers holding energy that your fingers couldn’t.
Rotate the panel 90 levels and make a long-grain lower. Proceed the method on the remaining edges.
Verify the match. The sting of the panel ought to slip into the groove within the rails and stiles about 1/8″. If it slips in too far, or not far sufficient, regulate the rip fence accordingly.
Sand the noticed marks off the surfaces and also you’ll have a phenomenal, and straightforward to make, raised panel. You may experiment with totally different angles for various appears to be like, however at an angle lower than 12 levels, the blade received’t lower fully by way of, even at its highest setting.