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Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
It is not necessary to "lock" the drawer in position and in fact it is not necessary to even have the support as wide as the drawer is deep. The drawer will plane with the support a few inches more narrow than the drawer depth. These facts may not be apparent to those that have not planed a drawer.

Because the support does not have to be as wide as the drawer is deep one may be able to find a piece of 3/4 MDF or plywood around the shop to serve as the support.

Bill, this is a matter of preference. I find there is so much more control when a work piece is secure and does not move, rock or vibrate. The control from a well-fitted support is noticeable. A short board inside the drawer is not the same - I know. That is what I have done for years. The cork-rubber addition is just amazing. Really, try this before you scoff.

Regards from Perth


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