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    I made a box from scrap plywood to get things "put away" in the shop, then made drawers to fit, problem is the last drawer is too tight to fit.


    Would it be reckless to run 3/16" off the table saw of the fully assembled and glued up drawer? Standing on end, four cuts?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Lyndsay

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    Just be sure u use a high backer board behind it & a feather in front ,u should be ok !

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      Originally posted by wilson View Post
      Just be sure u use a high backer board behind it & a feather in front ,u should be ok !
      I have done this the way Wilson suggests without a problem.
      Mike @ Buck Lake

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        Take off a bit less that what you need to sand off the saw marks.

        I had the same issue a few months ago actually, albeit about only 1/16th too much. I used my Rotex sander in aggressive mode to remove the excess. Was done in no time.
        Kevin

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          Hi Lyndsay, the safety problem comes from not having a blade guard on the saw when performing that operation.

          Make sure you have a splitter or riving knife, and as others have indicated use feather boards to keep the drawer tight to the fence.

          If you're careful you shouldn't have an issue, remeber that there's no guard so keep your fingers far away from the blade...........Rod.
          Work is the curse of the riding class.

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            I have done this a number of times. What I do often is for two of the opposite cuts I make it less than full height, i.e. it won't be a thorough cut, instead a hairline is left.
            That will keep the off-cut from moving/falling. You can break those pieces off easily and sand it off.

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              Mreza has the right idea.
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                Followed the advice and now my drawer fits like a charm.........Thank you

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                  Re: unsafe table saw technique ?

                  Originally posted by Lyndsay View Post
                  Followed the advice and now my drawer fits like a charm.........Thank you
                  Glad to here it worked out for you.
                  Mike @ Buck Lake

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