Working on a Walnut Wine Cabinet for my sister (the Chef) to store her Wine, glasses and 'really kewl bottles' in. She provided me with some ideas she liked and we worked on a design by email. Got to love Sketch Up!
Time to put the shaper to use and make raised panels. I bought set of cutters off Ebay a while back. I scrounged through and decided on a rounded edge panel. Made a sample piece and then made the panels.
Got the side panel clamped up and hated it. I wanted a bigger relief and these cutters just wouldn't extend any more and stay in the head. Wife didn't like it much either so I knew it wasn't just me. And that my sister wouldn't be happy either.
OK, time to try save them. Played around with cutters and came up with something that looked doable. I set up the shaper and ran my sample peice through and this is what I ended up with.
Much larger relief and I think it has a unique look that doesn't really show in this photo unfortunately. Bad thing is it requires 3 passes across the shaper. Good thing is I saved the panels. My favored sawmill has a poor selection of Walnut right now. I dug through and bought everything decent he had last week. So I really didn't want to scrap these!