I have a kitchen hutch idea that may end up with raised panels on it somewhere. I was thinking about a better, safer way to do them on the tablesaw. This magazine cover gave me an idea.
I already had the tall router fence (shown here) so I thought up an add-on to make it do double duty. I love my jigs but, they do take up room so anytime I can get more than one use out of a fixture, it is OK by me. I cut a piece of 1/4" MDF to the size of the tall fence face and added a couple of 1" x 3/8" end pieces for stiffness. I used a shop made fairing stick to draw a curve on a piece of straight grained oak about 1-3/4" x 1" to make the pressure bar (similar to a curved caul).
Prior to shaping the curve on the pressure bar, I drilled it at the drill press and then used it to line up the holes for the knobs/bolts that will hold the victim to the jig and the jig to the tall router fence assembly.
Here's the parts laid out and a dummy panel clamped down to show how it works. Unlike when being used for the router table, the whole jig slides along the fence to make the cut.
I can't actually make a cut as I need another long bolt for the pressure bar (I just faked it for the pics). I will also glue a wide strip of sandpaper along the 1/4" MDF for a better grip after I shellac the whole thing. It can dry while I run to the BORG for a few longer bolts to backfill my depleted stock.