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This project calls for a 2 1/2" wide by 1/4" thick maple pilaster to be affixed to each of the front stiles of the face frame. The pilasters will have four 1/4" wide by 1/8" deep veins routed in them lengthwise. The stock piece is 2 1/2" wide by 13/16" thick. I can resaw the stock on the table saw or the band saw and then plane them to 1/4" thick, so that's not an issue. I'm wondering if it would be easier to rout the veins first and then resaw, or rout the veins in the 1/4" thick pieces. Never worked with 1/4" thick stock with a router before. I'll likely use the router table set up rather than a hand held router with an edge guide.

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Since your beginning stock is 13/16", can you route your grooves on both sides of your 2 1/2" board and then rip or cut on band saw to 3/8", then plane to 1/4". Depending on how many you need, start with a board 24-36". I think it'll be safer that way.

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Thanks. I only need two of the pilasters, but they are 71" long finished dimension. Sorry I didn't state that first.

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I'd do the routing first, thinner stock gets kinda squirrelly, especially at length

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Thanks. I only need two of the pilasters, but they are 71" long finished dimension. Sorry I didn't state that first.
I still think you could get what you need by what I suggested originally. Just start with a longer board, ie: 13/16 X 2 1/2 X 72. Route both sides, rip down the middle, plane to 1/4", cut to 71". Now you have your 2 pieces.

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