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post #1 of 7 Old 02-19-2010, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie Woodbutcher here with a question

I do not think I have made it to the woodworker title yet but here goes:

I am making a 6 drawer dresser and made the boxes for the drawers and cut out the 6 faces that will go over the drawers.

Well, I brad nailed the faces to the drawers and apparently I cut them to large so now they wont close and overlap each other.

Without removing the faces how can I remove some of the wood, about 1/4" from the top on each face?

I tried a sander, takes too long and also a hand planer, which also takes too long, cheap lowes special. I have a router and was wondering if there is a bit that can accomplish this. Thanks.
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You COULD do it with a router and an edge guide, or a router and a router table, but a table saw would work best.

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table saw and fence would be ideal, but you didn't mention that one. maybe you have a friend with one. otherwise router it is. you need a straight cutting bit with a bearing above the cutter head (not at the end of the bit), i think they call them pattern cutters. clamp a sraight edge to the face of the drawer where you want the new cut to be and the router bit bearing will guide along the straightedge while cutting your drawer material. note a 1/4" may be a lot to remove in one pass maybe take off 1/8" at a time, or less, for final pass on figured wood.

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Thanks so far but I wanted to trim these pieces without removing them from the drawers and thats why I thought I should ask first.
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The table saw if by far the easiest way to trim your drawer fronts without removing them. You could also remove the drawer faces and trim them ...and put them back together using screws from the inside.
Using a router and straightedge will also work but will be more difficult and time consuming.

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If you use a table saw, you wil be standing the drawer up on edge. Use extreme care or it will rip out of your hands. Dry a dry run first to make sure you can hold the drawer steady - very steady. I have done it before as most people on here probably have also. Just be careful.

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I do not think I have made it to the woodworker title yet but here goes:

I am making a 6 drawer dresser and made the boxes for the drawers and cut out the 6 faces that will go over the drawers.

Well, I brad nailed the faces to the drawers and apparently I cut them to large so now they wont close and overlap each other.

Without removing the faces how can I remove some of the wood, about 1/4" from the top on each face?

Thanks.
I had similar issues building my work bench, and the best solution I found was to use the tablesaw and fence. Stand the drawers up with the face down to the table. Set your fence to remove the amount you need, and slide the drawer through carefully. You may need to take a little off each edge to get where you want to be.

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