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02-02-2011 09:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip pine bandsaw router

Last installment. Drawers for this chest of drawers were milled from old trim boards. Just cleaned up pine. As I milled up the pieces, I sat each set in a drawer opening, making sure of the fit.

Sides were joined at the back with a dado, the front was dovetailed. Dovetails were “roughed out with a router, and a homemade jig. Jig is just 3/8” thick plastic sheet, notched for 1/2” dovetails. Router table has a thickened end to clamp parts at. jig gets screwed to table top. Drawers sides are done this way. The jig is also just screwed to the drawer fronts, and routed that way. Once the router is done, I sweeten the fit with the bandsaw:

Since these drawers are of the flush type, I needed a low-tech way to set the drawer depth. I just used a screw into the web-frame, with the drawer sitting flush with the front of the case. Two screws per drawer. Once the back is on, these are out of sight.

All that is left is to finish the piece, and install some drawer pulls. Well, that is just my way of building things. Comments?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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