68 - Our All-New Router Jig, страница 30

68 - Our All-New Router Jig, страница 30

SHOP PROJECT

Drawers

LARGE DRAWER FALSE FRONT

(%" x s3/16" - 19Vz")

ROUT 1/4" ROUNDOVER

ON FRONT SIDES 4"

AND BOTTOM ONLY pRAWER PULL W/SCREW5

2D" FULL-EXTENSION DRAWER SLIDE w/SCREWS

SMALL DRAWER SIDE

0/2" x 3v2" - 20")

LARGE DRAWER FRONT/BACK (V2" x - W/2")

With the base of the cart complete, you're ready to add the two drawers, as shown in Figure 7.

Size Drawers - Although I could have made the two drawers the same size, I decided to make one shallow drawer and one deep drawer. This way, I could store a wider variety of tools and supplies.

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Besides keeping the height in mind as you size the parts, you'll also need to consider how you're going to mount the drawers inside the base. As you can see in Figure 7, I used full-extension, metal drawer slides.

If you're wondering why I purchased metal slides for a utility shop cart, there are a couple good reasons.

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(Vz" x 3Vz" - W/z")

LARGE DRAWER SIDE Q/z" x T/z" - 2O")

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First, metal slides are strong — an important feature for a drawer loaded with heavy shop tools and supplies. And second, the full-extension feature ensures you'll be able to reach the entire contents of the drawer easily.

For the slides I used, I had to allow for V2" of clearance on each side of the drawer (Figure 7b). After allowing for this clearance and the tongue and dado joinery used to hold the drawers together, I cut the VZ-thick drawer fronts, backs (L, N) and sides (M, 0) shown in Figure 8 to size.

The nice thing about the tongue and dado joinery for the drawers is that you can cut it entirely on the table saw. A 1/4,,-wide dado cut on the ends of each side accepts a tongue cut on the ends of the fronts and backs, as in Figure 8b.

Before assembling the«k drawers there are a couple ^^ things to do. First, you'll need to cut a groove near

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