Just got the go ahead on a pretty good job for a doctors office here in
town. A big reception thing with 3 counter tops all on different levels
with several drawers and doors. 3 large book shelves and a big glass
display case with 4 rail and stile glass doors.
I ain't never built no glass doors b-4 so heres where I need some help.
Which router bit set do yall favor for them glass doors? I've found the
freud, the cmt and the mlcs in order books but not sure which one to
Thanks, I kinda figgered the frued was a safe bet. Just ain't used any
of the glass door sets b-4. With the freud, you rip off a small strip
and then just spot glue it back on behind the glass? You got to be able
to get it back off in case the glass gets broke.
email@example.com (Jack Gray) wrote in
You don't even have to install the small strip back in. You can buy the
glass holders. I think woodcraft is where I bought mine. If you use the
strips you will probably want to put some sort of material between the wood
and glass to keep it from rattling.
I use the Freud set - excellent kit. Invest in a router/TS height setting
gauge as well - Trend do a good one fairly cheaply. When you're prepping
your stock run off a few feet extra for practice runs, backing blocks and in
case of balls-ups. Take pains with getting your stock accurately square -
if the face side and its opposite side are not *exactly* flat and parallel,
a door system like this will accentuate the errors. From this point of
view, you're best to go ahead with your door machining ASAP after you prep
When you're doing a large run of doors, it's very easy to get mixed up and
find yourself eg running the moulding on the wrong side of the stock, so
mark everything up face side and edge and organise your machining
operations. Don't economise on your stock either, and pay particular
attention to the MC. It's a real bummer when your beautiful doors either
warp or shrink - DAMHIKT!
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