I set the 1/4" router cutter so it was in the centre of the half blind dovetail socket. This happened to be 1/4" in from the base.
|Setting the router cutter with a Trend|
|A pile of drawer parts ready to be grooved.|
|A pile of drawer parts with grooves in|
|Using a mortise chisel to square the ends|
off of the grooves in the drawer sides
The drawer bottom was cut from some 5.5mm (7/32") plywood with 1/8" clearance on width and length. All the finished parts were then finish planed to remove the milling marks. The base was lightly sanded with some 220 grit. Then I applied some darkwood Titebond II to the front joints and Titebond III to the rear joints (it being a blonde wood).