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Old 01-10-2021, 05:16 PM
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I got a 6' tall drawer rack from Bubba a couple years ago and decided to get with the program and make some drawers for it to store tooling for the mill and the lathe. Tooling for the mill is sitting on the bench under the mill gathering all kinds of dust.

The drawer rack was built for electronics. The drawer slides are full extension. Got the slides put in a couple days back. Will have a couple 10" tall drawers and the rest will be 2",4" and 5". The slides are not yet set by drawer size yet.

I have a adjustable dado blade I have had for years, but it is only 6" so I needed to get an 8" in order to raise the blade high enough on the table saw. Got a Diablo stacked set made by Freud that will do 1/4" to 7/8" dados. I am doing 1/2" dados for these drawers.

Using some 1x6x8' pine I had stored out in the pasture semi van for the last 4 years. I will need to get some wider boards for the taller drawers. The dado set has a shim set from .002 to .06 for fine tuning.

Had to build a dado slide for the table saw to make it all work. Copied the design here with a couple changes.

Still have not decide what to use to cover the outside of the drawer rack yet. Probably use some 1/8" paneling I have out in the hay barn to keep the dust out.
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Old 01-10-2021, 05:22 PM
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More pics. Drawer bottoms will be 1/4" plywood. A couple test samples and the small piece in the last pic is used to start the dado offset for the drawer sides. Drawer dimensions are 19" deep and 16-3/4" wide
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:57 PM
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Nice, I have always liked the look of a good box joint.
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:52 PM
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Nice, I have always liked the look of a good box joint.
Me too. Unfortunately I am finding the 1x6 boards are not a uniform width. Seems I should have ran them through the table saw prior to doing the dados. Now I will need to run them through the table saw after assembly to make them a uniform width. Not a big deal just more work.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:30 PM
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Now that you've got that figured out make those corner joints in a dovetail...
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:11 PM
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Now that you've got that figured out make those corner joints in a dovetail...
I have a dovetail jig. Make nice joints too. This time just picked the box joint.
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Looking good Chris, that will be a lot of storage in a small footprint!


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Old 01-29-2021, 11:14 PM
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Looking good Chris, that will be a lot of storage in a small footprint!


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Thanks. Should take care of all the tooling for the lather and the mill, and dust free too.
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That's really cool! And, with those corner joints it'll last forever.
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Old 01-30-2021, 11:18 PM
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That's really cool! And, with those corner joints it'll last forever.
Thanks. It has been a struggle with the snow lately, but I am liking how it came out so far. I found I had some 1/4" plywood I had forgotten about out in the hay barn, so cut to fit width for the sides and put in the wood shop. Tomorrow cut them to length on the table saw.
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