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Sven-Olof Jansson
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Many thanks for this thread, Colin. I really like it. So here’s another one

There’s a thin line between a real mess at the workbench and a constructive chaos.

A real mess or a creative chaos

The timber yard is very generous with giving away form plywood in small sizes for free. I used one piece to make a jig for chiselling and planing long dovetails (rebates bevelled at 1:4); hoping that when these drawer runners were pressed into their sockets (housings/dadoes), they would align square and true with the rails of the drawer dividers. That they did, and as an additional benefit a real problem was solved. Bad cupping in the drawer sides was flattened out with these sliding dovetail drawer runners acting as crossbars.

Flattening cabinet sides with drawer runners

Serendipity works again.

Sven-Olof Jansson
London, UK; Boston, MA

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