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How to Create a Raised-Panel Door Using a Shaper

As its name suggests, the shaper -- essentially a router with added power -- is a tool used to shape wood. Use these step-by-step instructions to make a raised-panel door using a shaper.

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  • rectangular piece of stock
  • strips of wood


  • push stick
  • open-ended wrench
  • raised-panel cutter
  • stile cutters
  • rail cutters
  • shaper