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Forum topic by James Gallo posted 03-08-2019 04:22 PM 441 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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James Gallo

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03-08-2019 04:22 PM

Hey all,
I’m building drawers for 2 nightstands and the plans called for 3” drawers. However the plans also called for a drawer opening in the apron to be 3 15/16”. I have already mad the opening for the drawer front.

My issue is, I can make the stopped cut on the drawer front on one side, but I would have to go left to right on the other side of drawer face, which could prove disastrous.

How would I SAFELY go about making the stopped drawer lock cut on both sides of the drawer front?

Thanks for any guidance.
Jim

-- Jg, Pittsburgh


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 03-08-2019 06:07 PM

You don’t just want to go with false fronts? You asked an interesting question, I’ll be curious to see the replies.

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#2 posted 03-08-2019 06:41 PM

If I understand the situation, a couple of thoughts come to mind. However, if you could post an image or two from the plans it would help.

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#3 posted 03-08-2019 07:24 PM

I can’t envision why you need to make a stopped cut.

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#4 posted 03-08-2019 08:01 PM

I think I see… the drawer face is taller than the drawer side and you don’t want the profile to go all the way up.

You would have say 2 inches more on the left where the side ended and the drawer face continued (1 inch after the side was aligned with the face).

I don’t have a solution, but I think I understand what you are asking.

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#5 posted 03-08-2019 08:45 PM

Position your workpiece as shown against a square pushblock. The position will be such that when you push the workpiece into the cutter it will be at the place where you want the cut to stop. Once the workpiece is pushed against the fence, push it from right to left with the pushblock. Keep pushing until the cutter has cleared the workpiece and enters the pushblock. This will prevent tear-out as the cutter exits the workpiece.

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#6 posted 03-08-2019 10:13 PM

You are spot on Rob888, and thank you for clarifying what I was trying to say.
And Thank You bilyo. That is such a great technique.
You guys are the best!!!!

Jim

-- Jg, Pittsburgh

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#7 posted 03-09-2019 11:54 AM

But doesn’t that only cut one side of the drawer front…what about the other side?

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#8 posted 03-09-2019 01:53 PM

Find another way.

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#9 posted 03-09-2019 02:34 PM



But doesn t that only cut one side of the drawer front…what about the other side?

- Fred Hargis

The OP said that he was able to make the cut on the other end with a normal right to left cut stopping at the point he wishes. The push block allows him to make a similar cut on the other end without having to make a left to right cut to do it.

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#10 posted 03-09-2019 04:49 PM

Gotcha, thanks…

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