I need a little advice. I want to build a blanket chest using mostly
plywood. I've thought about using a "joint cutting bit" in a router
to create the 90 degree slots in which to join the corners; I'd like
to conceal the plywood edges. Would this work? If so, what kind of
bit is recommended?
Your advice is very much appreciated...
: I need a little advice. I want to build a blanket chest using mostly
: plywood. I've thought about using a "joint cutting bit" in a router
: to create the 90 degree slots in which to join the corners; I'd like
: to conceal the plywood edges. Would this work? If so, what kind of
: bit is recommended?
: Your advice is very much appreciated...
I used a lock miter on plywood with no problem. Did not get any blow out. Make
nice 90's. You need a
variable speed router and a table with a high fence. Feather boards help to
keep the stock against
msstate firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Nail) wrote in message
I actually built several drawers for custom-built cabinets in my
woodshop. The drawers varied in size from just 4 inches high X 14
inches deep to 19 inches high X 25 inches deep. All drawer fronts and
backs were joined to their sides via half-blind dovetails and all were
made of 3/7 inch Lauan plywood. I used the PC 24-inch jig (part of
the reason for this project was to teach myself how to use the jig).
That was about 4 years ago and all of the cabinets have been
holding-out quite well since; many have been storing heavy hand
tools, blades, etc.
Now, understand that, visually, without the, sometimes, liberal and
imaginative, use of wood putty, they wouldn't be a pretty sight.
There was a fair amount of tear-out but mostly on the top veneer. For
"indoor" furniture projects, I'd recommend using "real" wood for an
attractive, and durable, outcome.
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