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Sometimes it's difficult ro get a tight joint line wlien you bull one piece into another. (Like attaching the rails to the legs on the workbench.) The problem is boUi surfaces need to be perfectly flat for the joint to pull completely together.

To avoid problems. I use a technique called undercutting-This is simply cutting oul a recess on the ___

end of the rails until a small shoulder remains around the perimeter. Since only die shoulder touches the adjoining piece, it's much easier to pull the joint tiglil (Fig. I).

undercutting the ends. To undercut the rails. I laid out a V*T-wide border around the perimeter of the ends of the rails (Fig. 2). Then I chopped straight down on this border line with a chisel to score the line deep.

chop out waste. Once the line is defined, just chisel the waste away. To do diis. hold the chisel with the bevel facing against the end of the rail, to keep the chisel from digging too deeply (Fig. 2).

To keep the shoulder from breaking off. slart the clusel al the border line, paring away the end grain as you work toward the center of die recess (Fig. 2d. After the end of the rail has been undercut, attach the rail to the leg. As you lighten the hex bolt, the joint should pull together wiiliout gaps.

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With the base bolted together, all that's left is to attach the top ((">) and bottom shelves. 1 used a lYt'-lhick solid-core door as a top. But you could laminate- two pieces of3/«" plywood together instead.

attach top.To attach the top, ti im the top and Ac base upside down and center the base utt the top. Then mark and drill lite mounting holes on the bottom side ol the top rails (Fig. S). Now attach the top with lag screws and washers.

install shaf. Finally, cut a plywood bottom shelf (ID to lit between the sails. <1 used a <lil"-long piece to tit between tile end frames which are 48S/«T apart.) Use some leftover plywood to make the shelf cleats Q. J). Then attach the shelf cleats to the top inside edge of the bottom rails and side braces (Fig. i)a).

Note: Don't cover the pocket holes when attaching the cleats so you can ger to the draw bolts.

DRAWER GUIDES_

After the basic bench was built. 1 added a set of drawers. The first step here is to build and install the drawer guides (K). For durability. I used hard maple to make the guides, but you could make them out of pine (same as the drawers).

cot guides to size. There are a total of six drawer guides made from'/i" duck slock. However, the two center guides are laminated together (Fig. ¡0). To make tilings easier, I glued up the two center guides to a rough width of 2Vi". Then I trimmed the center guides along with the two side guides to a finished width of 2'/:<i" and cut them to length (Fig. 10).

cut the grooves. Once the guides are cut to size, grooves are cut lo accept Ihe drawer runners (Fig. 10). 1 cut these '/:>" deep grooves with a dado blade.

To cut the grooves, first position the table saw fence %" from the blade. Then, to getthe iS/ia" wide groove centered on the guides. 1 made two passes, turning the pieces end for end after each pass.

mount the guides. After the grooves have been cur, drill countersunk shank holes at the locations shown (Fig. ¿0). Then position the side guides so they're flush with the front of the top rail aud screw them to the legs (Fig. 11).

With the side guides in place, position the center guides so the three drawer openings are equal (Fig. l/)•

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Once they're in place, screw the center guides lo the lop mils (Fig. 12).

drawer stops. Finally, 1 cul drawer slops (L) lo keep them from being pushed in too far (Fig. IS). Later. you'll screw the slops in position so the hacks of the drawers hit them before the false front hits the end of the drawer guides.

DRAWERS

Next, build the drawers to size to lit between die guides. Since diese drawee* will he subjected to a lot of weight. I built them widi dovetail joints, using a router and a dovetail jig.

Star I bv culling the frouts aud backs (M) to length (Vx~ less than the distance between the drawer guides) and width (Fig. H). Then cut the sides (N) lo the same width and 20'/i" long.

After the pieces have been cut lo size, rout all the dovetail joints.

bottom groove. Hefore assembling die drawer, cul the groove for the plywood bottom (O) (Fig. /¿¿ The width of the groove is determined by the thickness of die plywood, flu lliis case. Vt'.)

tray groove. In provide additional storage. 1 added a tray lo one of the drawers (Fig. > ?). To make a ledge for the trey to slide on. 1 cul another groove in die drawer sides (Fi/j. /.=>).

Now. assemble die drawers and cul the tray splines (R) to fit in the grooves and glue them ui place (Fig. IS).

false fronts. 'i he next step is to cul and attach the false fronts (P). Once the fronts are cur. drill and countersink four mounting holes (Fig. /5>.Then position the fronts llush to the bottom of the drawer and centered on the width, and screw them lo the drawers (Fig. 1G).

runners. All that's lefr to complete the drawers is lo cul the hardwood drawer runners (Q) and mount them so they slide in the drawer guides (.Fig. 1C).

TRAY

To keep small lools from getting lost in the bottom of the drawer. 1 built a shallow sliding tray for oue of the large drawers.

the sides. To do this, start by cutting tray sides (S) lo length (Fig. (7). The Tonr and back O") pieces an: Vx" smaller than the inside of the drawer (Fig. 17).

Once the tray pieces are cut lo length, lie ends can be dovetailed together. Also rut grooves for the plywood bottom (U) Fig. 1 ?(t) and assemble the tray.

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