||This is the first time I tried using the 45° Lock Miter Router
Bit. It takes a while to figure out an exact setup for this, but with a
little patcience you'll be making some very nice joints very quickly. When
the drawer is viewed from the side, you won't see any joinery, but you
can from the top. I will be topping off mine with strips of oak, to match
the drawer fronts. More on that later.
First size your panels for width, depth, and height. Fronts and backs
are the same size: full width, and each side is the full depth.
||The setup is really not that hard. You're going to route the fronts
and backs of your drawers with the inside of the parts flat against your
router table. Later, without changing the bit height or the fence
location, you'll route the sides with the panels against the fence.
||The fronts and backs are easy. Make sure the inside of the drawer is
down against the table. I like using my miter gauge to guide the stock,
but, I tried one with out the guide and it worked ok.
You can add a feather board above clamped to the fence if you perfer,
tho I didn't notice any of my stock riding up on the bit.
The pic at left shows the inside of the front (or rear) panel. Imagine
trying to pull the front panel off the drawer sides with that tennon sticking
out like that....not gonna happen!