Now that the cupboard casings are completed, the next step is making the doors. I have milled all the stiles and rails at the tablesaw.
I found a great way to sand the interior edges of the parts before going any further. A board clamped to the oscillating spindle sander makes this task easy and fast. The sanding sleeve protrudes just a little from the board. Note here that I must feed the work from left to right to work against the rotation of the sleeve.
I’m using the tablesaw to mill the 1/4’’ groove in which the door panel will be inserted. Since my stock is 3/4’’ thick, I set the rip fence 1/4’’ from the blade, and I will mill a 1/4’’ groove in two steps. I make the second pass after pivoting the workpiece at 180° without moving the rip fence. This operation garanties the groove will be centered.
This first test is relevant since the test piece holds by itself by friction fit on what will become the panels.
Here are the rails and stiles grooved 1/2’’ deep.
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