|Forum topic by misterbig||posted 01-14-2014 07:12 PM||1419 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-14-2014 07:12 PM
I have a Incra System and was going to build some pull out kitchen drawers for my pots and pans and have a question regarding calculating the drawer dimensions. Normally i use Pocket holes and cover the front of the drawer with a fifth board to cover the pocket holes.. because this drawer will be in side the cupboard I will not have a way to hide the Pocket holes… I was thinking that this would be a good project to try the Incra system out and do Half blind dovetails. I watched the video, read the book and I think i am pretty solid on how to set up the system to cut the pins and tails. the question i have though is how do you calculate the tail length to accommodate the amount that will insert in the pin board.
Eg I would like to have a 22” deep x 25” wide draw box.
the width i would imagine would be just 25” as the tails will be flush with the outside edge of the board.
the thing i do not understand is based on the patterns in the master ref guide it doesn’t advise how long the dovetails will be on the tail board. I would imagine it will be a in the ball park of a half inch or so shorter then the final 22” depth.
sorry for such a basic question as i am just starting out and looking for some advice.