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Has anyone cut out a door?


#1

I don’t think I’ve seen a door cut out with the Maslow, does anyone else know if anyone has cut a door out with the Maslow? If not then that is going to be my next project, it seems like this would be the perfect machine for a door or cabinet shop.


#2

I did MDF doors awhile back with it. It did a pretty good job, I was able to pocket out the cup for european style hinges. I made these for my cat litter cabinet:

I plan on doing a shaker style MDF doors for some built-ins I’ll hopefully be getting to this summer. It will be much easier to make a large pocket like that with the upgraded Z-axis that I’ve been working on.


#3

I did a home improvement recently in which I built a room for my wife and I in the basement to make room for our new baby. the one thing I hadn’t gotten to was the doors. You have given me a great idea on how to make that happen easily (especially since I am building the system to glue up panels easily)! :bow_and_arrow:


#4

This is what got me thinking of making doors with the Maslow.


#5

Of course! Why not showcase something a little more complex than a traditional 6 panel door? :sunglasses:


#6

the thing to keep in mind is that the sled needs to be supported as you cut. the
door in the video doesn’t allow for that.

David Lang


#7

Yes. The cool part about it is making a custom design, right?
“You have to be odd to be number one.”
- Dr. Seuss


#8

Couldn’t agree more I will take pictures of before and after, I hope to get this done within a week or two.


#9

Heed @dlang’s warning and include in your design supports so that the sled is always resting on something level. If your sled is 18-inches wide, then make sure that when the router bit is at the edge of the carve area, there’s something less than 9-inches away that is at the same surface height as door’s edge. A simple solution is to just incorporate something like “muntins” in the design (like a window) and just call it an artistic feature.


#10

I love that.