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Drawer Lock In addition to using the router to help make traditional joints, you can use the router and a single bit to make unique joints that solve specific joinery issues.Uses for this jointWith the Drawer Lock bit you can quickly assemble drawers with strong, yet easy to make joints due to the interlocking construction and larger glue surface it offers.
Two sizes of Drawer Lock bits are generally available, one for stock from ¼" to ½" and another for stock from ½" to ¾" thick.What you will needTo make this joint, you need a router table and a Drawer Lock bit, available from most woodworking suppliers.
The smaller bit is shown, suitable for material up to ½' thick.How to make the jointWhile the bit is very easy to use, set-up is essentially trial and error.1.In your router table, set the bit ¼" high, with the fence positioned so the centre of the stock lines up with the middle of the 45° portion of the bit.
2.Mill extra stock, the same thickness as your project stock use as test pieces for fine tuning your set-up.First, rout a side piece, with the stock facing the router fence.Then, rout the...