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I was surfing the web a few weeks back, looking for information on building drawers, when I came across a few articles on lock joints....looked fairly simple and relatively sturdy. So I'm trying to get some expert opinions and tips on using lock joints when building drawers....any help would be greatly appreciated.

I live in central Florida and am recently retired...looking forward to doing a bit of woodworking and a lot of golf.

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If all you want is make drawers, the best jig for that job is the OP jig..then you have all the time you want for golf.
You can make them so quick you will be amazed

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I was surfing the web a few weeks back, looking for information on building drawers, when I came across a few articles on lock joints....looked fairly simple and relatively sturdy. So I'm trying to get some expert opinions and tips on using lock joints when building drawers....any help would be greatly appreciated.

I live in central Florida and am recently retired...looking forward to doing a bit of woodworking and a lot of golf.

Thanks Geo



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I was surfing the web a few weeks back, looking for information on building drawers, when I came across a few articles on lock joints....looked fairly simple and relatively sturdy. So I'm trying to get some expert opinions and tips on using lock joints when building drawers....any help would be greatly appreciated.

I live in central Florida and am recently retired...looking forward to doing a bit of woodworking and a lot of golf.

Thanks Geo
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Drawers were my first project after I got my first table and drawer lock was the way I went. Interesting profile.
You do need to run them on a table. I suppose its possible to run them hand held, but not safely.
You will need a bit that looks like this. The writeup about the bit is very informational.
1 pc 1/2" SH New Bits Drawer Lock Joint Router Bit - eBay (item 140339267146 end time Sep-10-09 15:58:24 PDT)

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Hi George

John is right on but the drawer lock bit is one of the hardest to get set right off the bat..

But the video will help

Drawer Lock Router Bits
see how-to video

MLCS Euro door, door lip, finger pull, drawer lock bits, glue joint router bits


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Thanks guy's...some really useful information here, appreciate the help. I'll be trying to build the drawer over the next couple of days, so I'll let you know how it goes.

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Thanks guy's...some really useful information here, appreciate the help. I'll be trying to build the drawer over the next couple of days, so I'll let you know how it goes.

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i have the Drawer Lock Joint Router Bit Works ok Don't use it very often tho

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I like using the locking rabbet joint. Easy to do, and strong.
If you really want to get into making drawers, dovetails are the fanciest.

Locking rabbet joint.
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