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Lock-Rabbet Drawer Joints

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1. To protect the face of your tablesaw fence from blade cuts, attach a 6"-high wood auxiliary fence to it. Install a 1/4"-wide dado set, and adjust the fence so the dado set just grazes it.

Use your 1/4"-thick stock for the drawer side or back to adjust the height of the dado set to match the thickness of that material, as shown below. Make a 1/4x1/2" rabbet cut in a 3/4x3x3" scrap "gauge block" positioned face down on your saw. Nestle your drawer side or back into the rabbet to double-check that the depth of the cut matches the thickness of the 1/2" stock. Save this gauge block.


2. Readjust the fence-to-dado set distance to match the width of the rabbet cut in the gauge block. As shown below, the edge of the rabbet should meet the dado set teeth closest to the fence. Use a square to hold the gauge block 900 to the fence.


3. Position a drawer front on edge with its back face against the fence. Now, cut 1/4x1/2" grooves in both ends as shown below, left. Do this to all of your drawer fronts.

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Comments (5)
doug thompson wrote:

Oh- by the way-these plans are probably copyrighted. DO NOT share or sell the download. It's probably illegal and we don't want WOOD to stop making these articles available as they are. Integrity, right guys?!?

5/25/2013 10:42:49 PM Report Abuse
doug thompson wrote:

Here's how-Click on Print. Highlight the text and pics by left click and hold with your mouse to turn all of the article blue. Right click on any text and select copy. Then open MS word and when open right click on any open page and click paste. Save as a word doc where ever you like.

5/25/2013 10:40:00 PM Report Abuse
patrick brodeur wrote:

Have used this method many times. Comes in handy when I don't have the chance to use dovetails.

3/28/2013 12:10:22 PM Report Abuse
duna6430 wrote:

For other readers - don't print w/the page links on the article, but use your explorer print command (upper right hand corner for my system) - it allows you to print the entire article, and true to WOOD's word - the banner doesn't print. Apologies to the staff! Thanks for the article.

3/28/2013 10:20:52 AM Report Abuse
duna6430 wrote:

The annoying subscription offer won't let us print anything on the site. I'm already a subscriber! How can we avoid the banners that interfere?

3/28/2013 10:17:05 AM Report Abuse

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