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Rolltop Desk - The Build #4: Drawers

03-08-2015 11:40 PM by Randy Sharp | 0 comments »

It’s time to make parts for the six drawers. The original plans called for birch plywood for the sides and backs This would be a snap with 1/2” plywood, but I decided to use solid wood, knowing that it would require at least on full day just to prepare the parts. After re-sawing some boards, gluing up others and a lot of planing, the parts are ready. The Porter Cable 4210 from Lowe’s is the perfect tool for making dovetails. The great thing about this jig is that it will cut both tails and pins at the same time if you are making half-blind dovetails.  Below, you can see how the boards must be set in the machine and what they look like after routing is comple...

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