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#1 posted 01-29-2018 02:29 PM

The three criticals in cabinetmaking are:

1) consistent dimensions
2) square cuts
3) accurate assembly

Cut similar parts without changing any settings. IOW rip the sides, bottoms and tops without changing the fence and cut the sides/tops bottoms to same length without changing the stop block.

To achieve this, you’re machine and jigs must be balls on accurate. I’m shooting no more than ~ 1/64” error. If not, by the time you assemble the 6th cabinet you’ll have problems.

You’ve already identified an issue. I recommend:

1) Correct the runner issue
2) Double check your fence-to-blade alignment
3) Test everything using scraps until you’re satisfied.
4) Take your time assembling. Clamp everything up and triple check before you start screwing. Its easy to get in a rush and discover something not flush.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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