Hand Tools Archive
Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
If you expect to be making lots of drawers for case pieces, make the decisions on the layout variables and record them. In my case I have a notebook that I keep my build sketches in. I chose a page in this book to record dovetail layout decisions.
There are a bunch of them. Clint below asked about just two. Rather than reinvent the wheel I just took measurements off a drawer Steve Hamilton made in the Headley shop.
For a drawer campaign I set my marking gauges at the side thickness, and another for front tail length, and 4" squares for the 7/8 and 5/16" of the rear drawer. The 3/16" for the front is set with the gauge I mark the small pin width with. Then it is on to cranking them out.