"Pickwick" Beadboard Cutterhead Info

How to find router or shaper knives to make the decorative "Pickwick" pattern on the tongue side of wood paneling. June 23, 2006

How do you make Pickwick style paneling, or where can I buy the router or shaper bit?

Forum Responses
(Architectural Woodworking Forum)
From contributor B:
Isn't Pickwick nothing more then tongue and groove with about a 1" scoop out on the face of the tongue edge? If that is the case, you should be able to find a stock cutter from most manufacturers. Look at raised panel cutters... there should be a similar one in that category.

From contributor C:
Pickwick (aka beadboard) cutters are available in router bits, cutters for tablesaws and also cutterheads for shapers or moulders. Since the pickwick bead commonly is in the center of the board, we (Wood Tech Tooling) have a lot of people running this on a Magic Molder type cutterhead that runs on a table saw, if they don't have a moulder. The rest of the tongue and groove can be run on a router, shaper or molder depending upon the amount of footage needed. Bits and shaper cutters are very common.

From contributor R:
Please pardon this correction, but beadboard is not the same as pickwick. Pickwick is as contributor B stated, about a 1" wide cove between 2 small beads all profiled on the face at the tongue edge of a 1x6 or 1x8. Very common the early half of the 20th century. This would mill easily on a shaper. Mill this profile first, then cut the tongue and groove second.

From contributor S:
Just came across a Pickwick knife in this Schmidt catalogue on page 22.