Hand Tools Archive

Re: Is anyone building anything?

Paul M
I'm building some walnut cabinets to hold CDs and DVDs. I didn't think it post worthy since it is using plywood and power tools for the most part.

I used a half-blind dovetail jig to make the 6 drawers out of 1/2" plywood, and disassembled the entire router setup before assembly. I removed the bottom plywood retaining channel on 5 of the drawer backs, and then accidentally removed it from one of the sides on one drawer. I didn't want to get the screaming router out and set it all up again so I remade the damaged side using saws and chisels. So I've successfully created a hand-made dovetail drawer that looks just like a machined dovetail drawer. Sigh.

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