First time with router bits other than straight, square cuts for things like dados and rabbets or round-overs on edges.
I’m trying to cut locking drawer glue joints using a Whiteside #3347 bit. Drawers are built out of ˝” ply (15/32” actual). This joint is for front ends of the drawer box, I’ll attach a separate drawer front piece to finish it off.
I was having some problems getting the bit set up correctly so it wasn’t leaving a gap and thought to look in Carol Reed’s book and found a section regarding how to set up that type bit. I didn’t get past the second step, pg 116. A quote from the book: “2. For ˝ in. stock, use a bit gauge to adjust the bit to 31/64 in. – a tad under ˝ in. – above the table.”
Wouldn’t that set up leave only 1/64 in. of material across the front face of the ˝ in. thick stock? I’m missing something or am very confused - probably both.
The Whiteside catalog shows 5/16 in. as the dimension for the bit to be above the table for ˝ in. stock.