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Posted: 04/10/21 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have 6 drawer backs, as well.



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I also have the 6 drawer fronts with the grooves cut.



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Posted: 04/10/21 09:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will notice that these grooves do not go all the way to the ends of the drawer fronts.



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In order to accomplish this not so spectacular feat ----- I set up my fence for my router.

I put a pencil mark to tell me exactly where the router bit would be.

I also measured left and right of the bit to indicate where I wanted to start and end the cut.

The initial cut - shown here, would be a plunge cut in order to get started.



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And the other side would tell me where to stop the cut as well.



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Then I would lift the end of the board up, to get away from the router bit.

As long as I was paying attention - and I was - I did not cut too far, and life was good!

After the first cut, I moved the fence over and finished with a second pass in order to get the correct width groove.

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Yes. An LED fixture directly over the work area would be a big improvement IMHO.


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Posted: 04/11/21 09:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lt46 wrote:

Yes. An LED fixture directly over the work area would be a big improvement IMHO.




How about a strategically placed, and properly angled mirror to direct the light to exactly where you need it?

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Posted: 04/11/21 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These are the sides for the next set of 4 drawers. All the grooves have been cut for the plywood bottoms, and I now have the dados cut for the drawer back to fit into, as well as the drawer backs cut to fit the dado in the sides.

I left 1/2" below the plywood bottom for some extra strength.



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Posted: 04/11/21 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So far, I cut all the grooves and dados with the little portable Ryobi router. Since I didn't have a 3/16" bit, they were all cut with a 1/8" bit. It really didn't matter much, as I would have to cut the grooves and dados twice to match the thickness of the plywood with either bit.



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Posted: 04/11/21 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here I am setting the depth of cut on my big router, with my handy, dandy, depth gauge from Harbor Freight.



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Now for a little humor. We all need a good laugh now and then.

For those of us who love to boondock, but do not want to waste water on washing dishes - and do not like to use paper plates - this is for us.....

Get the good dishes out, and put them inside a nice heavy plastic bag. Do not use a knife to cut anything on these, as it will cut through the plastic.



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See - it's all good................



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When you are done - throw the plastic bag away.

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