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Hi guys,
I decided to use 1/2 plywood for drawer sides in a project I'm making.
I'm using a pc dovetail jig.While routing out the tails, I had terrible splintering.
Any ideas how to stop this
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Hi guys,
I decided to use 1/2 plywood for drawer sides in a project I'm making.
I'm using a pc dovetail jig.While routing out the tails, I had terrible splintering.
Any ideas how to stop this
Thanks,
Rich
did you use a solid backer board , i don't know if you have the room but that is the only way i know of , plywood is not a good choice for dovetale's and pin's, plywood is made of laminate wood not solid, i doubt you will ever get a good cut ?? make sure bit is sharp good luck

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For plywood drawers, I would use French (sliding) dovetail....

view this youtube video:

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Also have a look at post #29 in this thread;

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For plywood drawers, I would use French (sliding) dovetail....

view this youtube video:

Dovetail Joinery with a Router - YouTube
Nice video with an easy solution to building drawers. Thanks for the link James.

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Thanks for all the answers.
I canned the plywood idea, and realize I should have asked the question before I made the purchase. Shame it's to thick to use for the base.
I like the sliding dovetail a lot, but I bought a pc dovetail jig and feel compelled to use it.
A friend had given me a slab of applewood which I planed down to 1/2 inch for the drawer sides.
Thanks again,
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