Doing test rail and stile doors for a sharpening center
cabinet to show off bookmatched panels of a grain pattern
I'm told is called Bear Clawed (looks like claw marks
in the faces of the panels).
Stock is a smidge over 3/4 inch with 1/4 inch wide by
5/16 inch deep dado/groove for the panels to sit in,
the groove being centered on the stock. Wanted to use
the test doors to try out various edge treatments.
Have a half inch roundover, eighth inch bead and a
45 degree chamfer bit - all with guide bearings.
UNFORUTNATELY - the guide bearing fits in the panel
dado/groove and therefore can't do what it's suppose
to do - limit the depth of cut.
I could cut and fit some groove inserts but that'd
be a PITA since removing them would be a hassle if
they fit snug.
DO - are thicker bearings of the standard diameter
used on these bits available and if so where? I'm
guessing that if they are, the bolt/screw that holds
the bearing to the top of the bit will also be
needed to accomodate the additional thickness?
Sure am glad I did test doors - hate to waste the
maple the real doors are made out of. The test
doors are also useful for testing basics of finish
options - dewaxed super blonde and garnet shellac,
Watco teak oil, Watco Danish Oil -Golden Oak and
maybe some good old BLO.
Help - please.