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Video: How to Build Cope and Stick Doors

How to Build Cope and Stick Doors on the Router Table

Making cope and stick doors is a great project to show off the benefits of a mounting your router in a router table, in particular when coping the ends of the top and bottom rails. Using just a pair of cope and stick router bits and a coping sled you can create beautiful paneled doors time after time.

A coping sled is an essential piece of kit when making door panels and the shop made sled in the video does a great job of holding the work firmly in place when routing end grain, but if you don’t want to make your own, the Woodpeckers COPESLED1 is one of the best on the market.

As the video demonstrates, it’s vitally important to keep the workpiece flat against the table or you’ll end up with a wavy slot that the panel won’t fit into. The guy in the video just uses his plywood pusher to hold down the stock but if you really want to be sure consider investing in a set of JESSEM Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides – like all of JESSEM’s products it’s a well designed, top quality piece of kit that makes the job easier and safer.

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Chester is older than he likes to admit, a lifelong woodworker with a special interest in everything related to routers, router tables and router lifts in particular. His aim in life is to own everything made by the Kreg Tool Company, and his doctor says he's most likely addicted to anodized aluminum.