Roll Around Tool Cabinet #14: Cut Dovetails with My Leigh D4R JIG

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 02-17-2017 06:56 AM 973 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Dovetails Cut on Table Saw is Possible but Time Consuming Part 14 of Roll Around Tool Cabinet series Part 15: Began Hanging Doors and Marked Drawers for Routing Grooves »

Seven drawers that I decided to cut through dovetails instead of using a drawer lock router bit. One drawers in this tool cabinet is 7 1/8 inch tall. The rest come in pairs with the following dept or heights: 5 inches, 4 inches and lastly 3 inches. They are all 17 3/4 inches long and 14 inches wide.

The image below shows the set of two drawer boxes that are 3 inches tall. The rest of the drawer parts are stacked next to these boxes. I will be resawing the 8/4 rough sawn sapele plank that I bought at my favorite hardwood store. These 1/4 inch thick resaw parts I will fasten as false drawer fronts on all seven drawers. These false drawer fronts will make the through dovetails look like half-blind dovetails.

I also took images of the Leigh jig during the process of routing the dovetails and pins.

The above image shows the depth of cut setting of the dovetail bit.

The straight bit was used here to route out the waste on the pin board. You can clearly see where the tails will fit into this front or back drawer part.

-- --- Happy Howie

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