Architectural Woodworking

I have a pair of French interior doors to build (1-3/4" thick). I'm wondering what bit set you would recommend to produce, with a minimum of set ups, true divided light doors?


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The Amana no.55340 is a good choice because it is easy to set up and it provides a rabbet for glass. With this tool you can construct a true divided light door 1-3/4" thick.

For a stronger door with mortise-and-tenon joinery you can use the Amana Entry Door Cope Cutter Bits numbers 54131 and 47511. By cutting the ogee profile on one face of the door and a rabbet on the opposite face glass can be used in the place of wood panels. This construction will require more time than bit no.55340 but the joints are stronger because they have more surface area for glue.


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