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    drawer attachment

    ok if you arent doing dovetails and arent using the false frt method of drawers.. how do you attach yours i have tried one of those drawer lock bits and am NOT pleased with it.. first it burns the end grain of oak, and two the method of running the parts makes for a no stable setup ..at least the way i have been doing it.. i got three more to do and if i could get a better method or different style i would be interested.. thanks for the input..3/4" faces with 3/8 offset and the sides are 3/4 as well.
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    Could you router a beveled slot on the inside of the drawer fronts, then the corresponding angle on the drawer sides ends that would slide in the groove physically locking the pieces together?
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    Sliding dovetail?
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    Last edited by John Bartley; 12-02-2010 at 02:31 AM.

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    I use the drawer lock joint, but I cut them on the table saw. I've never tried them on the router and I've always had horrible results trying to get dovetails to align properly.
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    Same as Dan, I usually use a lock joint made on the tablesaw.

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    any pics on these clever thoughts??? i need a pic to see what i am doing wrong here???
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    Just checked Lou's HC and the drawer front is a sold board maybe 3/4", routered or cut down to 1/4" except for the wood that fits inside the drawer. So the drawer sides and bottom meet the backside of the drawer front and probably glued but each drawer also has three little nails with heads nailing the side of the drawer to this "tonge/edge" of the drawer front. Clear as mud? Sorry, can't draw on my computer. Well, I could but wouldn't be able to send that image and then my screen would have this weird drawing on it!!!
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    Last edited by John Bartley; 12-02-2010 at 02:31 AM.

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    i have 3/4" thick frnts, that have a 3/8" rabet on all edges that will over lap the face frame by 3/8".. so i have 3/8" to connect my drawer sides to.. and i have heard from 3 sources that the drawers are nailed on theres... so when are NAILS OK? tryun to do things right but maybe the old timers had areason they done it this way
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