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8 drawer dresser #2: rough cutting carcass parts, applying hardwood edging and trimming

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Blog entry by EthanC posted 02-21-2011 05:36 AM 2883 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: making the leg assemblies Part 2 of 8 drawer dresser series Part 3: 57 biscuit slots later, carcase done »

Not too much to report. Cut the carcass parts to width and add hardwood edging. Did try something new to trim the hardwood edging using the router table and a high fence.

First biscuit and glue on the edging:

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At first I planed the edging flush but had a little bit of tear out. Luckily these are all carcass parts for a dresser so no one really sees them unless they take a drawer out and inspect:

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Many of these parts have 1 1/2” edging which can be a little hard for me to plane. So I decided to use my router table with a high fence and a 2 inch long 1/2 bit. Here are some shots of the router table (with the standard low fence), which fits in the table saw. I just cut inserts to match the bit being used. It’s a mix of Norm’s deluxe router table and a Gary Rogowski FWW idea:

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This is the high fence with the t slot cut.

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Then I add some shims with double sided tape to the high fence and line the bit up with the shims and add a featherboard:

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And I end up with some tear-out free plywood with edging. If anyone has better or safe methods of trimming 1 1/2” edging I’d appreciate hearing about it. Thanks for looking:

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 03:47 AM

The dresser is looking good.

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