small raised panel joinery
Trying to refine my fine detail skills and am trying to build a small frame and panel box, about 5 x 8 and 5 inches tall. I had planned on the frame being about 1/2" thick. I have a good bit of experience with mortise and tennon but it has all been on thicker stock closer to 3/4" thick. I have a tongue and goove router bit but its meant for 3/4" stock. I was hoping to use a straight bit for grooves if thats best and a hand plane for the raised panel. Would this be best done with mortise and tennon or is there an easy way to do this on a router or is the thin stock a non starter.