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Forum topic by EugdOT posted 05-11-2019 07:13 PM 438 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2019 07:13 PM

I’m making a box and want to add a draw in the middle. What’s the best method to cut out the piece from a center portion or off center and use it to for the draw front. So that once it’s complete it will still flow with the grain? Bandsaw, fine tool, table saw, and jig saw. I assume that I will have to glue the board back together. I just want to minimize the reveal around the draw. I’m thinking rip cuts with a table saw then cut the sides with a band saw and glue it back together to keep it simple and keep the off cut as the draw.


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#1 posted 05-11-2019 07:33 PM

A table saw is going to cut 1/8” around each side, and you’re going to need to use a hug saw to get to the corners anyway…
If I’m going for the least reveal with continuous grain, I’m using a bandsaw and cutting it like a bandsaw box, but square.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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#2 posted 05-11-2019 07:59 PM

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#3 posted 05-11-2019 08:08 PM


https://www.woodcraft.com/products/3-1-2-rip-crosscut-mortise-saw-azibiki-ryoba-noko-giri-hishika?via=573621f469702d06760016cd%2C57641cd569702d65930009cc%2C57c7304169702d597e0019bf

One side is for ripping the other for crosscutting and it uses a thin kerf.

- waho6o9

I was going to mention a ryoba. But first where exactly will the drawer be in the front of the box? Can you draw a picture of what you have planned. Because if cut out of center you also have the challeng of how to start the “inside” cuts. Are you familiar with the “knife wall” technique?

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#4 posted 05-11-2019 08:20 PM

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#5 posted 05-11-2019 11:37 PM

I just had a feeling that there was a better way. Just ordered the saw. Thanks gentlemen

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#6 posted 05-11-2019 11:48 PM

Not familiar with the knife wall technique. The box is going to be about 9×11 x 6 with a draw on the lower third on the front. I have a nice figured price of quarter sawn sapele and wanted to try something new. Tiered of just making lidded mitered boxes with splines. Want to try something more complicated To challenge myself. Thanks for the saw advice.

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#7 posted 05-12-2019 12:07 AM

If the box isn’t made already any hand saw will work but I do like a Japanese back saws. I have a cheap kobalt one that works very well.

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#8 posted 05-12-2019 12:23 AM

Still in the planning stage. I have a similar Japanese hand saw style but it’s way too big by Irwin I like the 3-4 inch head on the one at woodcraft. I feel it Will give me much better control. Planning to cut out the draw front first then Build the box, last build the draw and fit the draw. At least I hope that’s the plan. Things don’t always go as planned.

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#9 posted 05-12-2019 12:26 AM



Not familiar with the knife wall technique. The box is going to be about 9×11 x 6 with a draw on the lower third on the front. I have a nice figured price of quarter sawn sapele and wanted to try something new. Tiered of just making lidded mitered boxes with splines. Want to try something more complicated To challenge myself. Thanks for the saw advice.

- EugdOT

Its good to make a nice clean straight line and helps the saw track straight. Here are an article and video that can help explain it.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/paulsellers.com/2017/12/whats-knifewall/amp/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S-7rmAfRPMc

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