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DIY Magnetic Drawer Slide Jig

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Project by TheGman posted 06-26-2015 02:37 PM 2695 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently had a project that required many drawer slides. I was on a tight time constraint so I wanted to buy and use the Kreg Magnetic Drawer Slide Mounting Tools (link). Unfortunately, they seem to be discontinued. The only one I could find was on ebay for $150! So, I made my own from some scrap ply and a couple Harbor Freight magnets I had laying around. It worked beautifully and was well worth the couple hour investment.





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 06-27-2015 02:00 AM

Very smart! Good work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 06-27-2015 02:14 AM

I’ve never seen anything like that before – commercial or DIY. Very good!

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#3 posted 06-27-2015 12:47 PM

Nice work. I’m interested in the project to build drawers in the Incra router table stand. I recently purchased the same stand and so far have only put 1/2 panels in the short sides. I’m thinking on how to enclose and add drawers. Do you have a picture of it complete to help me?

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#4 posted 06-27-2015 01:55 PM

Rockler sells a version of that now. I knew I saw something blue that was a drawer slide jig but didn’t realize it wasn’t Kreg. Anyways, that’s a great on-the-spot jig making and much cheaper too. I have some of those HF magnets around as well, so i might follow suit.

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#5 posted 06-28-2015 07:13 PM


Nice work. I m interested in the project to build drawers in the Incra router table stand. I recently purchased the same stand and so far have only put 1/2 panels in the short sides. I m thinking on how to enclose and add drawers. Do you have a picture of it complete to help me?

- MrLaughingbrook

Its not quite done yet, otherwise I would post the project. I still need to make the drawer fronts. Here are some recent pics. I’ve also attached a rough drawing of how I layed out the face frame. This should give you a 1.5” reveal all the way around. I used at 3/4” face frame and cut a rabbit on each side to be able to slide in the stands .5” slots.


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TheGman

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#6 posted 06-28-2015 07:15 PM



Rockler sells a version of that now. I knew I saw something blue that was a drawer slide jig but didn t realize it wasn t Kreg. Anyways, that s a great on-the-spot jig making and much cheaper too. I have some of those HF magnets around as well, so i might follow suit.

- Rayne

I thought about buy the Rockler one after I couldn’t find the Kreg, but it just seems overly complicated for what it is. Plus, even though I really like Rockler’s customer service and their branded products, their shipping is frustrating. Amazon Prime has ruined me.

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 10:07 PM



Nice work. I m interested in the project to build drawers in the Incra router table stand. I recently purchased the same stand and so far have only put 1/2 panels in the short sides. I m thinking on how to enclose and add drawers. Do you have a picture of it complete to help me?

- MrLaughingbrook


I finally got around to uploading my finished router table on LumberJocks. If you are still interested you can find it here: Incra Router Table

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