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    Entry Door Router Bit Set

    Can anyone recommend a set of router bits for making doors?

    I need to make some decent screen doors for the house.

    Any brands to avoid?

    These things seem to be pretty pricey. Any good deals out there?
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    Doors you finished that table yet??

    Sharon i am on your side here you must be tired of eating on the floor by now.
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    frued makes agood set from what i have heard!!!! not used it yet..but you could just use a bridle joint and save the bit cost and have a very strong door joint and not to hard to make either. use a rabbet bit for the screen area cut some trim to hold the screen in with and the frame itself can be the bridle joints
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Doors you finished that table yet??

    Sharon i am on your side here you must be tired of eating on the floor by now.
    Well, gotta make my concrete counter top first. Once I get that out of the shop, then its time for the table, then the doors!
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    Your workshop sounds like mine and resembles LAX with all them planes in the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    frued makes agood set from what i have heard!!!! not used it yet..but you could just use a bridle joint and save the bit cost and have a very strong door joint and not to hard to make either. use a rabbet bit for the screen area cut some trim to hold the screen in with and the frame itself can be the bridle joints
    I made a set last year with just bridle joints and no middle bar. They work fine, but unfortunately both Sharon and Bucky tried to go through it without opening the door!

    Looks like I could get a set from Rockler for 170$ (200 less 15% promotion right now).

    This time I want to make them with some stiles and rails to add the visual 'cue' that a door is actually there...

    Right now I'm using a strip of masking tape to let bucky know that the door is closed...
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    rails can be added as well brent unless you just want to part with 170 dollars really bad just use some mortice and tenons or another bridle joint. could make them replaceable so it would be easier to rescreen in the future.. yu can do it i got faith in yu
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    I'm getting the shakes, haven't placed an online order in a few weeks...

    I've got 4 more doors to make. 1 set of french and two regular...

    Hmmm, Pretty good advice Larry.

    Putting the credit card back in my wallet...
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    Since you've never used one before, and aren't sure it you'll ever make another door after this, may I suggest a somewhat less expensive set of bits? MLCS has several door making sets for considerable less than $170. So does Eagle America.

    I've used both their bit sets, and have found them to be quite good. In fact, I have one MLCS set that I prefer to the CMT set I also have.
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    Hmmm,

    Checked Eagle and MLCS and the Entry door bit sets are about the same price as the frued.

    The cabinet door sets are cheaper of course...

    MLCS Entry Door Bits - About 170$

    Eagle Door Bits - about 199$

    Since they are just screen doors, I'm thinking of doing just the simple bridle/mortise doors. Maybe do a little profile with a regular little router bit...
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