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Drawer *slightly* too wide for frame -- Fix?

by Jakl
posted 09-06-2016 12:45 PM


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Nubsnstubs

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#1 posted 09-06-2016 12:56 PM

Set your table saw fence at .045”, raise the blade to 1 1/2”+, and run it through both sides. Done. Reinstall the slides, and you’re in business again….........Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 09-06-2016 01:08 PM

If all you need is clearance for the slides, how bout use a router and cut a channel on each side of the drawer for the slides to sit in? Rout the area I show in red on both sides.
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#3 posted 09-06-2016 01:09 PM

What that man said – you only need to remove material where the slides go, not the entire side of the box.

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#4 posted 09-06-2016 01:09 PM

Oh and WELCOME to LJs !

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#5 posted 09-06-2016 01:11 PM

Yep, Joe hit the nail on the head. Just route a 3/32” deep rabbet for the drawer slides.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 09-06-2016 04:42 PM

Am I missing something here? Hand plane?

Depending on the drawer joinery, you can get some pretty nasty tearout making this cut on a jointer.
The traditional way to tune drawer fit is with a hand plane. I am a power tool guy through and through, but this is one task I thoroughly enjoy picking up a low angle block plane. If you don’t have one, invest in one now. You will reach for it on countless occasions.

Certainly the tablesaw (sacrificial fence) or router could get the job done too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 09-06-2016 06:01 PM

I generally agree with Willie on tuning fit with a block plane. But, 3/32 might be a bit more material than I’d want to remove with one. Would certainly do the job though.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Still_Cuttin_Twice

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#8 posted 05-30-2018 05:04 PM

I know this is old, but I found myself here looking for a solution to the same problem and figured I’d add my two cents.

@JoeinGA’s solution worked for me with one exception… I had to take out a little extra wood above and below the drawer slide so that the sides of the cabinet would clear the part of the slide that was mounted in the cabinet (as it is slightly wider than the male end).

Thanks all!

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Tony1212

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#9 posted 05-31-2018 01:45 PM



If all you need is clearance for the slides, how bout use a router and cut a channel on each side of the drawer for the slides to sit in? Rout the area I show in red on both sides.
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- JoeinGa

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve done this many more times than I should have had to. But I blame it on the fact that I’m a cheap bastard and buy the cheapest plywood possible for shop furniture. I can usually get it pretty straight, but sometimes the bow is just too much and the drawer sticks.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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Steve

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#10 posted 06-04-2018 12:54 PM


If all you need is clearance for the slides, how bout use a router and cut a channel on each side of the drawer for the slides to sit in? Rout the area I show in red on both sides.
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- JoeinGa

I m a bit ashamed to admit that I ve done this many more times than I should have had to. But I blame it on the fact that I m a cheap bastard and buy the cheapest plywood possible for shop furniture. I can usually get it pretty straight, but sometimes the bow is just too much and the drawer sticks.

- Tony1212

I wouldn’t be too ashamed to admit to cutting out a groove for the slides. It’s oftentimes a way to squeeze just a little bit more storage out of each drawer.

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