Fitting Doors Drawer Faces With A Router
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As with most things in woodworking, there's more than one way to fit doors and drawers.Nothing beats a handplane for precision, flexibility, and speed when you have a solid bench and vise.A table saw can also do the trick - quite well, in fact, even for tapered cuts.
But what about those times when you're working in a shop (or on a jobsite) with a less-than-solid workbench and a portable table saw that shakes as though it's about to take off when you switch it on? Twelve years ago, my employee and I were fitting a set of cabinets for a local kitchen.
For jobs involving inset doors and drawer faces, I always prefer to save the final fitting until after the casework has been installed; it's more precise and, in the end, more efficient.(Yes, I am well aware that some cabinetmakers will disagree with me on this, but this is what I've found works best for my business.
) We had my old Black & Decker Workmate - a trusty friend since 1980 - and a portable table saw.But the Workmate shook when I tried to plane the inch-thick end grain of the drawer faces, and most of the doors were too large to...