Router setup for cabinet door

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Another router picture and with it another several techniques. First is the dust collection system.  Simple, direct and it works with the airflow created by the spinning bit.  Before the vaccuume hose was placed there it made a nice fountain of dust coming out the top.  Also I added a bit of duct tape as an attempt to funnel more of the dust into the tube.  It was marginally effective.
  The setup this time was to rabbet some boards to make a cabinet door.  The bit is a slot cutter, but I’m only using part of the cutting surface to make a 3/8″ by 3/8″ rabbet. The hard part with this setup is doing the end grain without blowing out the back side of the cut.

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This is showing the back side of what will be the cabinet door.  It’s made to have glass added later. The router depth has to be set to exactly half way through the cabinet door stiles so that everything can be done with only one router setting. To create the rabbets on the other side of the stiles the boards are just flipped.  End grain is always a problem to use a router on so in retrospect I may have to try using a tablesaw to cut the deepest part of the rabbet and. Let the router clean out whatever remains.  I’ll have to try that later and see if it works.

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