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Dovetail drawers

by Bohaiboy
posted 11-08-2017 06:17 PM

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 06:42 PM

Don’t have the Incra, but my PC will do 1/2” well.


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#2 posted 11-08-2017 06:52 PM

Most jigs will allow 1/2” sides with 3/4” fronts. I wouldn’t go as thin as 1/2” for the front and backs, especially with half blind dovetails.

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 07:12 PM

1/2” does work with half blind dovetails, just FYI. The drawers under my workbench are 1/2” plywood for all four sides and 3/8” bottoms.

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#4 posted 11-08-2017 07:35 PM

Jonah, how long are you halfblinds for 1/2” plywood? I was thinking 3/8” depth

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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#5 posted 11-08-2017 07:59 PM

I don’t remember exactly how long they are. I used the Porter Cable jig. I did have to adjust the depth so the tails wouldn’t be quite so deep, because for some reason it wanted to make them deeper than they needed to be.

As always, test pieces are a must.

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