Clamp the tailboard (drawer side) in lower clamp (vertical
Step 4 -
position) on the left side of the base with the outside of the board
facing the jig (A) Fig. Q3.
Step 5 -
Center the board between the farthest finger on the left and the
nearest finger on the right of the board.
Step 6 -
Move the left offset guide (A) Fig. Q4 flush against the vertical
board (B) and secure it.
Step 7 -
Reposition the pin board (B) Fig. Q5 so that it is flush against the
offset guide (A) and the back edge of the vertical board (C).
Step 8 -
Align the template lines with the intersection of the pin board (A)
Fig. Q6 and tail board (B).
Step 9 -
Set the router bit depth using the bit-depth guide (A) Fig. Q7.
Step 10 -
Climb cut (from right to left) the outer edge of the vertical board (Fig. Q8) to reduce tearout.
Step 11 -
Rout along the fingers of the template (Fig. Q9). Remove the boards from the jig and test for fit.
FITTING AND TROUBLESHOOTING
For joints that are too loose, adjust your router to make a deeper cut. (Measure the gap (A) Fig. Q10 in the test cut
and adjust the router for that amount).
For joints that are too tight, adjust your router to make a more shallow cut.
Once you achieve the correct depth, secure the router bit depth guide in place with a 3/8" wrench.
If the drawer front overlaps the drawer side, reposition the template toward you (Fig. Q11).
If the drawer front is recessed from the edge of the drawer side (Fig. Q12), reposition the template away from you.