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I need to make some drawers fronts and doors, but i dont ahve a router table.

What are my options will i be able to get this done with a hand held?

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Tongue & groove bits carefully set up should work hand held. Maybe add Dominos to reinforce the corners. Make the stock for the rails & styles double the final width (plus xtra for the kerf) . That gives you more surface to clamp the board down and balance the router on. 

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I swore someone on here has posted a make shift router table that is a piece of ply with a router attached to it. You could whip something together in minutes if you had the base and the bolts.

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You could do it with a router and edge guide, but the easy plywood router table suggestion is a good one.  Use your router base plate to mark the holes in a piece of 3/4 ply, drill and counter sink, plus drill a hole in the center for the router bit. Clamp the “table” to your bench and clamp a straight board to act as a fence, and route away.  You my need longer screws to hold the router to the table, but this set up should work fine.

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56 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

I have done it with just a combo blade on my tablesaw, if that helps.

This is How I would do it. Two passes one each way to center the groove and you can make the tenon on the TS as well. I guess that assumes you have a TS :o

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1 hour ago, pkinneb said:

This is How I would do it. Two passes one each way to center the groove and you can make the tenon on the TS as well. I guess that assumes you have a TS :o

now that im thinking about it. i have some diamond plate i would actually like to front the wood with so this is seeming like the best option.

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Diamond plate door panels? Now that’s a novel idea. Will these go in the shop?

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15 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

I have done it with just a combo blade on my tablesaw, if that helps.

Combo blade? Could you explain a bit more? Is that a profiled blade or you mean a medium tooth count?

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2 hours ago, Brendon_t said:

Combo blade? Could you explain a bit more? Is that a profiled blade or you mean a medium tooth count?

I mean a 50T combination rip/crosscut blade. Nothing special.

Basic shaker doors have a square edge profile, so easy on the TS. The panel can be raised with a tall fence and angled blade, or using the cross-fence tablesaw cove method.

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