Routing the through dovetail joints

Size the drawer parts to fit their openings in the desk unit, then join the boards with dovetails, cutting the pins in the front and back of the drawer, and the tails in the sides. To cut the dovetails with a router and the jig shown above, screw the pin-and tail-board templates to backup boards, then secure one of the tail boards (drawer sides) end up in a bench vise. Protecting the stock with a wood pad, clamp the tail template to the work-piece so the underside of the template Is butted against the end of the board. Also clamp a stop block against one edge of the drawer side so the tails at the other end and in the other drawer sides will match. Install a top-piloted dovetail bit in the router and cut the tails by feeding the tool along the top of the template and moving the bit in and out of the jig's slots (above, left). Keep the bit pilot pressed against the sides of the slot throughout. Repeat to rout the tails at the other end of the board and in the other drawer sides. Then use the completed tails to outline the pins on the drawer fronts and backs. Secure a pin board in the vise, clamp the pin-board template to the board with the slots aligned over the outline, and secure the stop block in place. Rout the pins with a straight bit (above, right).

Drawer Template

Notched wood pad

Wood pad

Notched wood pad

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