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Lock-Rabbet Drawer Joints

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4. Once again, the gauge block helps you precisely set up for a cut. Position it as shown below, right to reset the height of the dado set to 1/4" high. Do not change the position of the fence.

Note: For each of the following steps, first make test cuts in scrap stock of the same thickness as your actual workpieces. Check the fit of the scrap pieces with the project pieces cut in earlier steps.


5. Place a drawer side outside face up on the saw, butt either end against the fence, and cut a 1/4x1/4" groove, as shown below. Groove the other end of the drawer side in the same fashion, and repeat these steps on your other drawer sides.

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Comments (5)
pastorruss53 wrote:

For the person who can't read the type, Hold your "CTRL" key down and press the "+" sign and it will make it larger. the "-" makes it smaller. I have used this joint and it works well

3/29/2016 08:06:16 AM Report Abuse
09307c83 wrote:

The text in the illustrations is completely illegible on my HD 15 inch monitor. Could you possibly make the illustrations larger and the text legible? There are no buttons on the web page to make the illustrations larger.

3/25/2016 09:07:26 PM Report Abuse
StillwaterMan wrote:

The large surface area of the lock-rabbit joint isn┐t going to fail under any use when cut and glued properly. I tried to drive one apart/fail with an 8# sledge and couldn┐t.

3/24/2016 10:31:12 AM Report Abuse
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
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

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