A quick question regarding tooling for a shaper I recently acquired -- a 10 yr old Felder shaper, 10hp, with a 9in cutter opening. Keep in mind that I am new to the shaper and its tooling.
I am going to be making cabinet doors (cabinets, etc - but not interior/exterior doors) with cope/stick/raised panel cutters. Rails and stiles will at max be 3 1/2 inches wide. I don't want this thread to digress into joinery methods (i.e., dowel joinery, stub tenons, splined tenons, etc); rather, I just want to discuss "my options" in making a 3inch tenon with a coping cut using my shaper. Here are my thoughts:
Using tooling from Freeborn or Schmidt, couldn't I combine two 8 or 9 inch coping disks w/a custom insert cope cuter on the bottom--which would allow a 3in tenon with a cope cut? Or for those with experience, what are your thoughts?