Friday, July 31, 2009

Better use a CNC Router

I was telling people that it was over 400 holes, but though the drawers are about 27×22, the actual grid for the pot separators in the bottoms of these drawers is only 16×22.

Still, the enormity of just how many holes I’d set myself up to drill only sunk in after the first hundred. I’d clamped two of these together with a sheet of pegboard on top for stability, and used 1½” of maple block drilled out on the drill press to keep my bit vertical. I put it on a sheet of cheap ply to help reduce tear-out, but if I ever do this again , I’ll not only clamp the bottom layer in too, but I’ll also use a brad point bit.

Better use a CNC Router!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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