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Video: How To Make a Drawer with Dovetails on a Router Table

How To Make a Drawer with Dovetails on a Router Table

Dovetail joints are an integral part of making drawers due to their mechanical strength – if the glue fails, the joint is still good because of the design of the dovetail. A purpose made jig like the LEIGH RTJ400 Router Table Joinery Jig is one way to cut dovetails on your router table, but it’s possible to do it without using any kind of jig at all. Watch the video to see how it’s done using nothing more than a standard dovetail cutter and a pusher.

The video demonstrates how you don’t even need to buy a router table to get great results. The guy in the video uses a shop-built router table and router table fence.

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Chester is older than he likes to admit, a lifelong woodworker with a special interest in everything related to routers, router tables and router lifts in particular. His aim in life is to own everything made by the Kreg Tool Company, and his doctor says he's most likely addicted to anodized aluminum.