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Joinery Ludington MI

Learn more about stile and rail joinery and other different joinery techniques. It’s important you’re connecting wood the right way by using the perfect wood joinery tools. Your woodworking pieces will benefit from your research into more joinery techniques. Find the wood joinery tools you need at the hardware supply stores in Ludington, MI listed below.

The Home Depot
(231)843-9108
3865 W US 10
Ludington, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's of Ludington
231-480-5400
4460 West US 10 Ludington, MI, 49431
Ludington, MI
 
Lowe's
(231) 480-5100
4460 West Us 10
Ludington, MI
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Fastenal- Manistee
231-398-0737
297 First St Manistee, MI, 49660
Manistee, MI
 
Manistee Ace Hardware
(231) 723-9145
1425 US Highway 31 S
Manistee, MI
 
Fastenal- Ludington
231-843-8788
4905 West US 10 Ludington, MI, 49431
Ludington, MI
 
Briggs True Value Hardware
(231) 845-7318
5840 West Us 10
Ludington, MI
 
Family Farm And Home
(231) 722-8335
1183 Us 31
Manistee, MI
 
Wahr Hardware
(231) 723-8335
87 Division
Manistee, MI
 
Manistee - Dlr In Kmart
(231) 723-2326
1560 Us 31 South
Manistee, MI
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:9-18
Sun:10-15
Store Features
Mon:9-18
Tue:9-18
Wed:9-18
Thu:9-18
Fri:9-18
Sat:9-18
Sun:10-15

Joinery

Stile and Rail Joinery


STILE-CUTTING CONFIGURATION

 

RAIL-CUTTING CONFIGURATION


A reversible stile and rail bit makes perfect-fitting frames for doors and cabinets without dowels, mortises or biscuits.

Reversible bits have removable profile- and slot-cutting wings alongwith shims and a guide bearing mounted on a single shaft. Depending onits orientation, the profile cutter either creates the profile  on thestile (above, left) or its coped negative on the rail (above, right).Changing the setup  means disassembling the bit (below), rearrangingthe wings and reassembling—a two-minute process. Make sure to orientthe cutting wings correctly, so they face into the cut. Shims allowadjusting the fit.

One of the best buys you can make for your table-mounted router is aset of stile-and-rail bits. These bits allow you to join frame piecestogether by making a decorative version of the tongue and groove joint.This joint is often called a “cope and stick” joint,  because the railis coped to fit around the profile that's “stuck” onto the stile. Whenassembled, two stiles and two rails form a frame with a groove aroundits inside edge, perfect for holding a panel. Stile-and-rail bits comein a variety of profiles (Fig. A) and are great for making kitchencabinet doors and other frame and panel structures. Most manufacturersoffer them either as matched two-bit sets or as a single “reversible”bit. With the two-bit set you get one bit to make a “profile” cut onlong grain (the stile cutter) and another to make a matching “coped”cut on the end-grain (the rail cutter). With the single, reversible-bitsets you get removable parts that can be configured to make both cuts.

Matched sets with separate bits are best in production shops, butreversible bits are a good choice for anyone working with a budget,because they usually cost less than matched sets and still offer greatperformance. Using a reversible bit is a piece of cake (Photos 1 - 6,below), as long as you remember to make the cope cuts face-side up andprofile cuts face-side down. Making the changeover from profile to copecutting (or back) takes only a few minutes. You'll be impressed withthe quality of the fit and the speed with which you can make a quantityof doors or frames.


Fig. A: Stile-and-rail bits come in a variety of decorative profiles.

PHOTO 1
Startby making cope cuts on the ends of the rails. Install the bitconfigured for rail-cutting. The use a straightedge to set the fenceflush with the guide bearing, to assure a smooth pass

 

PHOTO 2
Make test end-grain cuts. You'll need a sled to hold the rail safelyand ensure a square cut. Simply glue a block of wood with onesquarely-cut end onto a larger piece of 1⁄4-in. plywood, aligned on oneedge. Then attach a toggle clamp. Clamp the rails in the...

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