MAY/ JUNE 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 3

Project Articles
Curio Cabinet
Pot-Holding Garden Planter
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Academy Notes
Gluing-Up Tips
How to Set-up and Use your Shopsmith Complete Cabinet Set Shaper Cutters
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The Shopsmith Hollow Chisel Mortising Attachment
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Notes &

How to Set-Up and Use
Your Shopsmith Complete
Cabinet Set Shaper Cutters


The six cutters in the Shopsmith Complete Cabinet Set Shaper Cutter Set (# 505937) are (left to right):

  1. 11/16-inch right-hand Sticking Cutter
  2. Long, 1/4-inch Straight Cutter
  3. 11/16-inch left-hand Sticking Cutter
  4. 3/8-inch right-hand Coping Cutter
  5. Short, 1/4-inch Straight Cutter
  6. 3/8-inch left-hand Coping Cutter

How The Complete Cabinet Set Works

Shopsmith's Complete Cabinet Set contains a total of six individual shaper cutters. This set is used to produce the mating coping and sticking cuts required for assembling the stiles (vertical pieces) and rails (horizontal pieces) on cabinet and exterior/interior passageway doors.

When set-up in its full configuration, the set of cutters is used to shape the inside edges found on the front and back sides of frame-and-panel doors, ranging from 1-1/8-inch to 1-3/8-inch thickness . . . while simultaneously forming the slot to hold the door panel insert.

The three largest cutters in the set (A,B,C) are called sticking cutters and are designed to cut the (male) interior edges (x) on both the stiles and the rails (SeeFigure 1).
The three smallest cutters in the set (E,F,G) are called coping cutters and are designed to cut the (female) ends (y) on the rails of your door (See Figure 1).
Similar profiles can be cut on the faces of thinner 3/4-inch door frames by using just half of the full cutter sets, consisting of a single coping cutter, followed by a single sticking cutter . . . each with their mating straight cutters.

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Figure 1