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Building Flat Panel Doors on a Router Table
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I was involved in a discussion about a week about cabinet doors and face frames.  I took some time and put together a slide show showing the steps in building a door.  It is a simple flat panel  door using a 1/4 inch red oak ply-core panel and some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Haynes Sep 16.

The New DB210 Pocket-Hole Machine
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Hi Kreg Jig Members,  I was wondering if anyone has purchased the new Kreg DB210 Pocket-Hole Machine yet.  If not, you are missing out on the enjoyment that a fine woodworking tool will bring you.  Like I said in a prior post, I had the fortunate…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Aug 4.

Misrepresentation and Trust
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 It seems that I am always writing about something of which I should not have to.  The last time it was about the spam appearing here and now it is about something that is just as important.  Important to me as a member of this community but also to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Jul 30.

Spammers On This Site
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 I do not like to become vocal in this tone of attitude however this site is becoming another site of which "spammers" seem to like to pick on to place un-desirable spam which is forced on us and cripples the site.  It is now 12:30 am PST on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Jul 15.


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Russ Haynes replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building Flat Panel Doors on a Router Table'
"Jay -- awesome as always but I do have to point out that some router bit sets ARE adjustable, others aren't.  Simple sets are usually not adjustable but better sets are.  For example, the Freud rail and stile bit sets are adjustable…"
Sep 16
Jay Boutwell replied to Rita B.'s discussion 'Learning from the experienced'
"Hi Rita face frames are tricky and can really fool you at times.  There are two methods of building them one of which is build the face frame first and then build the cabinet or build the cabinet and then build the face frame to fit the…"
Sep 15
Jay Boutwell commented on Jay Boutwell's photo

Large Pantry

"Hi Rod, I'm sorry I don't build from plans but his is a simple cabinet to build.  It is  a 7 ft tall by 44 1/2 inch wide and a 25 inch deep melamine box with a melamine divider set for the broom closet.  The box is pin bored…"
Sep 15
Rod Standiford commented on Jay Boutwell's photo

Large Pantry

"Hi, Jay Any chance you put together some plans for this pantry?  I am in need of a pantry make over and this cabinet would work almost perfectly.  Thanks Rod"
Sep 14
Rita B. replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building Flat Panel Doors On A Router Table'
"Thanks Jay,   I am not aware as of yet of cabinet maker supply outlets in my area.   As a beginner,  I am sure it would be cost prohibitive for the amount of do overs that must be achieved.   I started with flat…"
Sep 14
Jay Boutwell replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building Flat Panel Doors On A Router Table'
"You are most welcome Rita,  In answer to your question about cope and stile bits being adjustable for panel thickness.  No they are not adjustable however you can still get full 1/4' thick plywood but it is not as plentiful as the…"
Sep 14
Jay Boutwell commented on james wilhelm's photo

001 New stand

"Hi Jim, This is definitely one of which I have yet to see anywhere and it something that is definitely an eye catching appeal.  It shows off all of the grains in the wood and I noticed that you have been very careful in how you pose the grains…"
Sep 14
Jay Boutwell commented on Lorrie's album

Dog Planter/Magazine Rack

"Hi Lorrie,  This is one nice project and especially one of which I like as like you I am a dog owner and do really appreciate anything to do with the life of a dog and its "being".  You are right it does look like Pebbles and is…"
Sep 14
Rita B. replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building Flat Panel Doors On A Router Table'
"Thanks for the slide jay, as before, you provide a lot of info.   Question,  I have learned that quarter inch ply is not a true quarter inch.   Are the cope and stile bits you used adjustable for the thickness of the panel…"
Sep 14
james wilhelm replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building Flat Panel Doors On A Router Table'
"Jay ,very good presentation  on flat panel doors , great slide show and lot,s  of good info. on how to build a door , well done , thanks for sharing it withe community, JIM !!!"
Sep 13
Ken Darga replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building Flat Panel Doors On A Router Table'
"Great presentation, Jay."
Sep 12
Jay Boutwell posted a discussion

Building Flat Panel Doors On A Router Table

I was involved in a discussion about a week about cabinet doors and face frames.  I took some time and put together a slide show showing the steps in building a door.  It is a simple flat panel  door using a 1/4 inch red oak ply-core panel and some 13/16" thick red oak lumber.  It might be of interest to some of you who are not familiar with building a cabinet door.  The process is the same with a raised panel door  other that you are using solid wood to build the raised panel and the large 3"…See More
Sep 12
Jay Boutwell replied to Cheryl Coleman's discussion 'Someone teach me about Face Frames & Doors'
"Rita here is the link to the cabinet door building that I promise you a while ago.   Hope it will explain more of the process that I use.  I do have one on building raised panel doors on my page.   It is all the same…"
Sep 12
Jay Boutwell replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"I agree with Robert totally, You do not need plans to build and in fact the better projects come from being built from your own imagination and ideas.  That is what is becoming wrong with the woodworkers today, they all think they need…"
Sep 10
Ken Prout commented on Jay Boutwell's photo

Scrap Wood Box

"Jay, this box that you made is also a very nice piece of work!! Thank you for your nice compliment on mine, it says a lot when a good craftsman like your self compliments another's work..."
Sep 10
Jay Boutwell commented on Ken Prout's photo

Small Box From Scaps

"Ken, what an impressive looking box you have made here.  it is more that eye catching but is something that is intriguing and inspiring to see something that is made of scraps.  Some very fine craftsmanship and design work went into this…"
Sep 10

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Which Kreg Jig® and/or Kreg Products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Older Kreg Jig, Micro-Pocket Drill Guide
How would you describe yourself?
Advanced Woodworker
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your shop/home?
A woodworking hobby that turned into a second career

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I saw this tool in operation and after all the years that I have been exposed to the table saw dangers this product impressed me the most.  I think it would be of benifit for all of us to watch this in operation and it is reasonable in price as well.  Much better than any push stick or…


Posted on April 25, 2011 at 10:30pm — 22 Comments

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At 7:27pm on July 22, 2014, ron gagnon said…

hi jay  i thank you for all your efforts  and comments  lots information on door openning and upper cornor cabinet . did not realize about 90 degree issues

but now its build and all glued up i read all sugestions you made on how to build  two doors options i have to choose.  i will be building a cornor base cabinets 36 by 36 later on with a lazy susan . i also saw a video  u tube on a person  put a piano hinge and cut two doors were they meet at a 45 degree  and they both shut at a 90 degree. it looked and was build like mine at 90degree . still Learning something new . your post and information is well written and helps me to try to do the best i can and  i hope it helps others just like me to be informed  and take the time to read  all your post as i know you have helped alot here on questions and your  time and efforts on making those post are full great know how since you been  making cabinets for more then 27 years

its always nice to have a person of your  amazing skills  share information.

thank you again. will post  pics of kitchen  cabinets  later on as i go along

ty for your comments take care

At 8:54pm on July 21, 2014, ron gagnon said…

hi jay  was looking alot at your cabinets pics and i would like to ask you  a ? about

how much space do  you leave between kitchen cabinets door were they meet in the middle is it 1/8

thank you for your time

and take care

At 3:57pm on July 20, 2014, Robert Brennan said…

Hello Jay,

Just a short note to say I have found Warren Downes the OZ distrubiter for Microjig, or more correctly he found me,via the site  great work thanks!!

At 1:58am on June 19, 2014, Warren Downes said…

Thanks for that Jay, much appreciated.

At 2:22pm on May 2, 2014, George Hamm said…

Jay, Thanks for the wonderful comment.  It was a little tedious at times.  But I think that is what makes a project turn out to what a person wants.  Have a good day.  George

At 10:58am on April 29, 2014, George Hamm said…

Jay, Glad your back.  Sorry to here about your illness.  Glad your doing better and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful wood work.  Have a great day.  George

At 11:36pm on March 24, 2014, james wilhelm said…

Hi JAY , also glad to see you back on the site , helping other,s as you have all way,s done , hope you are feeling a bit better  , have a great day and get better soon , JIM !!

At 9:25pm on March 24, 2014, ray vile said…

Hi Jay, I hope your getting better I sure do miss reading your replies to other peoples posts. I'm going to be launching a web site soon, gonna try to sell some pens on the internet. I'm working on getting an inventory built up. I have about 35 done so far and all my freinds and family think I could sell them online. I have sold a few of them all ready to people I know. The mountain house is keeping pretty busy also. It is a shame there is a couple thousand miles between us, I would think it would be great to sit down and have a beer or two.

Your freind on the east coast, Ray

At 3:26pm on March 3, 2014, Leslee said…

 Dear Jay,

 I hope you return to normal soon. I think of you often hoping I can chat with you this summer or when you feel better from your shingles. My shed is coming along. Take care,


At 8:17pm on December 14, 2013, Steve Gronsky said…

Thanks Jay.  

I appreciate your kindness and the speedy reply.  Have a happy & safe holiday season.



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