|Forum topic by hasbeen99||posted 1586 days ago||1077 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
1586 days ago
Forgive me if this question has been asked and answered before, but is there something special I need to know about cutting small box joint pins in cherry?
I’m in the process of making drawers for a cherry jewelry chest for my wife. I tried 1/4” pins with 1/4” x 1 3/4” stock, using a dado blade to cut the slots, but the cherry splintered badly. Is 1/4” too small for cherry, or is there a trick I can use to clean up the cuts? At this point I’m considering cutting them with a fine tooth pull saw and cleaning up the rest with a chisel. Honestly, however, I’d really rather find a faster way to do it. There are 6 drawers and cutting 24 sets of pins by hand is going to take a while.
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