routing drawer grooves
A question for the experts - I'm building my first project that includes drawers. I have the drawers assembled, and am at the point where I need to rout the grooves on the drawer sides for the runners. I guess my question is two fold. The plans call for 3/4 runners, and to cut stop grooves with a 3/4 inch straight bit. does that sound right? I'd think the groove would need to be a 1/16 or so wider than the runner?
The second half of the question is with orientation. To keep the grooves oriented correctly, would I rout right to left on the table for the left groove of the drawer, and then left to right for the right side of the drawer to keep the tops aligned? I'm a little dubious of going left to right - can you do that, or does everything need to start from the right?