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Frame and Raised Panel Construction
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The ends of the rails are formed into tenons by removing 1/4-inch of thickness from each rail end. This leaves a tenon that?s exactly 1/4-inch thick and centered on the board so the ends slip smoothly into the groove in the stiles.

Change your dado blade set-up from a 1/2-inch depth-of-cut to a 1/4-inch depth-of-cut. Adjust your rip fence to form a tenon that?s exactly 1/2-inch long from the end to the ?cheek?.
NOTE: The ?Formula? for setting the blade height is as follows:  Subtract the thickness of the tenon from the thickness of your board and divide by two.

Replace your MARK V?s saw table insert with a zero-clearance insert . Using a shop-built panel raising fixture set your MARK V?s table tilt angle to 15-degrees. Adjust the rip fence so the  inside set of teeth are 3/16-inch from the fence face (as shown). With the machine turned OFF, grab your MARK V?s auxiliary spindle and hand-twist the blade through a revolution to be certain of the clearance.

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Adjust your table height so the edge of the blade penetrates your stock fully on the 15-degree angle. Cut all bevels, then smooth them by hand sanding or scraping.

The panel should be cut to provide 1/4-inch of clearance per foot of width to allow for expansion and contraction with changes in the weather/environment. When assembling the panel into the frame, glue only the stiles and rails, leaving the panel to ?float? in its frame, unglued.

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