Alternate Drawer Joinery #2: Routing the drawer front

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Blog entry by DanW posted 01-30-2010 05:56 PM 5148 reads 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Jig creation Part 2 of Alternate Drawer Joinery series Part 3: Draw sides »

Now I have the following items.
1. Router table with a 3/4” pattern bit installed in the router.
2. Drawer front
3. Drawer sides
4. Router template/jig
Assembled pieces

Using your template and drawer side stacked, adjust the bit height so that the cut is a 1/64” too deep (if I set it flush I end up unsatisfied with the fit)

Set the template on the end of the drawer front with the best grain towards the template fence . Then center the front so that the teeth (for lack of a better term) are even, top & bottom. Then clamp in place.
center jig

Standing the template on your router table face down, run the drawer front across the bit (I have used a plunge router with the drawer front clamped upright in a vise but, I like moving the drawer front better than moving the router).
Drawer cut

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 06:09 PM

Waiting to see how you do the sides. :-)

-- Gerry,

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 08:33 AM

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