Check out my progress on my first table with a drawer in ABPW.
I still need to make the freaken drawer. I'm leaning towards a sliding
dovetail for the drawer front because I have no dovetail jig. And no I
don't wanna cut them by hand.
Anybody have any experience with sliding dovetails for drawers? I am either
gonna do a stopped sliding dovetail or a full SD.
Just a couple of alternate options:
A pinned rabbet joint to attach the drawer front to the sides. Easy, strong,
and nice looking from the side. Use a contrasting wood for the pin, or a
metal like brass and expoxy the pins in.
A locking joint, like a combination of a rabbit and tongue and groove
pictured here, easy to do on a router table:
Or, alternately router bit sets that cut locking drawer fronts.
I was leaning toward the stopped sliding dovetail on the router table until
I figured out that for one side I would have to do a climb cut. Unless I
reposition the fence.
Your suggestion for the pinned rabbet joint sounds attractive, but the only
other wood I have laying around the shop is red oak and poplar(yuck). I
could make a treck to woodcraft and buy a small stick of something. ebony?
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Where are you located. Perhaps someone would loan you a dt jig for your
drawer. If you are close to me I will.
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