Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Dovetailing drawer dividers...Ooops. *PIC*

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Once again I forgot that the back of the case will be rebated to receive the 1/2" thick back. The dovetail sockets needed to be extended 1/2" deeper than I had them. It was an annoying, but simple task, to chop out the extra with chisel, guide block and router plane.

....Gary, note the bottom of socket. To use the plane I make a forward cut and then many skewing cuts to smooth the bottom and get into the corners. It follows that the width of what is being planed needs to be wider than the blade to allow for rotation of the blade to make the skew cuts.

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