Well I finally started our kitchen cabinets and I'm building them with beaded face frames and inset doors. I debated if I was going to build the frames and then attach the bead or do it in one piece. I've done it both ways and this time I decided to build them with the bead attached.
As I was going thru my e-mail one of my woodworking magazines had emailed me about a review of the Kreg beaded face frame jig for the router table. I thought cool how much was it. Well my jaw hit the floor when I saw they wanted $500 for it . I was like they got to be kidding. Immediately my brain started working.
I went out to the shop and grabbed a pair of 12" full extention slides I had laying around along with some scrap plywood and a piece of aluminum angle.
These are the slides.
Here is the jig assembled. Sorry but forgot to take pictures as I was building it .
Here is a piece clamped in the jig.
The 2 pieces after I cut the notch using the jig. I will get a sharp bit as this one was lucky it could cut melted butter.
And here are the 2 pieces just pushed together as they came off the jig. No touchup. Not bad for about 45 minutes work and as of right now $0 money invested.