Finally we need to finish the joinery for the drawer runners and the front and rear drawer blades. The front and rear drawer blades will have three 1/4" x 13/16" mortises cut in them, the drawer runners will have 1/4" x 3/4" tendons cut on each end of the runner, only front end of the drawer runners tendons will be glued, the back tendons will be dry to allow for expansion and contraction of the case sides..

Pictured is the drawer blade sub-back (the drawer blade sub-back will be glued to the front Mahogany drawer blade) receiving a 1/4" x 3/8" dado, this dado will contain the drawer dust panels.

The rear drawer blade receiving a 1/4" x 13/16" mortise..


The Minimax Elite slot mortiser does a beautiful job..

The drawer runners receiving the 1/4" x 3/4" tendons on the tablesaw with a dado stack..

Finally the front drawer blade can be glued to the drawer blade sub-back.

Clean-up of the front drawer blades with a card scraper..

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