Dovetail Drawer Assembly Clamping Blocks
Dovetail drawer assembly clamping blocks is post about Gluing And Clamping bookmarked by david with ID 13763028689 was uploaded on 27-04-2019 and has been viewed 260,324 times.
Half blind dovetailed drawers are great, but clamping the joints properly can be challenging.Using clamping blocks that apply pressure exactly where the dovetail pins and tails join is crucial.These simple-to-make clamping blocks do the trick.
I'll show you how to make a batch with just a few machine setups.Once you're done you'll have a full set, and you'll be ready to assemble your half blind dovetailed drawer boxes with ease.CONSTRUCTION NOTES: The setups to make the clamping blocks shown here are designed for 7/8″ on-center half blind dovetails.
That's a very common dovetail jig spacing, but you need to confirm the spacing of your jig, and adjust the setups if necessary.The steps given here will make a set of twelve 9-5/8″ long clamping block and twelve 4-3/8″ long clamping blocks.
That should be enough to cover your needs for most, if not all, of the half blind dovetailed drawers you make.TOOLS REQUIRED:Table saw and dado blade.Planer.Jointer.Miter saw.Step 1: Cut 3 pieces of birch or maple to 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ x 10-11/16″, these are your 'stock' boards.
Any closed grain hardwood will do.Don't use softwood or an open grain wood.Follow the 'Dado Layout' illustration above when you...