This post goes out to those, like me, that have never planed down a bunch of drawer sides to fit into their corresponding openings. I was looking for a way to easily plane down the sides without awkwardly clamping, unclamping, checking the fit, clamping again, etc. At first I thought the split top nature of my workbench would help but as the pictures below illustrate, it didn’t.
With this new found problem I went to social media and the internet. I found the following:
First try, second try, third try. These are all valid but required more futzing around than I enjoy. I truly can’t stand jigs. Fortunately, a bit a serendipity happened shortly afterward on IG. But still, this was a “jig” and required me to glue up some boards to get a 17 1/2″ piece of scrap to support the drawers. Boo.
I went back downstairs and tried this.
Frustrated, I busted out the domino and some clamps and did this
Last night I trimmed it down and now I’m in business.
I know there has to be an easier way to do this that’s more adjustable but I need to get to work on these drawers. If you have any suggestions, please let me know below.