Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Well, if you are planning on plywood, I wouldn't recommend the lock miter. I had horrendous tearout using that beast on plywood.
The drawer lock isn't a bad choice but, it basically produces a locking rabbet joint which is pretty easy to do with just a straight bit or slot cutter. The exception being if you need to incorporate the overlay into the drawer front, as opposed to a separate drawer front, the drawer lock is likely the logical choice.
Hadn't thought much about using the glue joint bit for corners but don't see why it wouldn't work if the stock is thick enough. I would say 3/4" thick minimum. I don't usually make drawers out of that thick of stock, usually I've found 1/2" plywood substantial enough.
If I strive for perfection, I can generally achieve good'nuff, If I strive for good'nuff, I generally achieve firewood