Easiest way to Make Small Drawers – Woodworking

Easiest way to Make Small Drawers – Woodworking

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Another way to cut the folding miter is to use a dado blade tilted to 45 degrees. That’s what I was going to do in the first place, before I noticed the V-groove bit. The V-groove bit takes longer to make the cuts, though, and router bits get dull a lot faster than blades.
While it takes some time to cut the folding miters, it takes no time at all to assemble – just fold and tape the miters. This method would work just as well for larger drawers made from thicker plywood, but you’d want to use that dado blade instead of the router bit to speed things up.

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50 Comments

  1. Clelio Silva Silva on December 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Curti muito seu vídeo, porta pequenos objetos ou pequenas coisas.



  2. Andre Bourque on December 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

    always a pleasure to watch you work. not only a fine craftsman but an artist.



  3. Antonio Evaldo on December 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Show



  4. gingertom56 on December 26, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Fiddlie but you made it look so simple.
    I was busy looking at your home made tools.



  5. Woodworking.Chrisi on December 26, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Mega, this Idea with the upper/down Solution 👌😃



  6. Bryan Krick on December 26, 2022 at 1:26 am

    OMFG MIND BLOWN



  7. Peter Chessell on December 26, 2022 at 1:27 am

    This wouldnt be an ad for cmt would it by any chance.?



  8. SuperCacahuete93 on December 26, 2022 at 1:27 am

    C’est beau !



  9. Mr Jibrhan Jamal Khan on December 26, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Very cool.



  10. CrossGrain Wood Products,LTD on December 26, 2022 at 1:30 am

    I love the simplicity of this design John. It is something I know I can get several done in just a few hours. Ive been looking for something like this for my craft room and it will be perfect for the leather tooling area. I have tons of snaps in varing sizes and conchs of different styles and many other tiny pieces. I may even make several of these for the beads i use for jewelry making.Thank you for sharing this with us!



  11. Neil M on December 26, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Ingenious!!



  12. Midnightsun on December 26, 2022 at 1:33 am

    That’s cool. Nice job



  13. Rob D on December 26, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Sometimes simplicity is genius. You knocked it out out the park with project! Thank you.



  14. Memo Hughes on December 26, 2022 at 1:34 am

    I really like this idea! Great video !



  15. Lisa Kilcar on December 26, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Lovely work.



  16. Barry Mayson on December 26, 2022 at 1:39 am

    Nice job thanks for your time and work.



  17. Peter Chessell on December 26, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Dont rabbits live in holes.?



  18. 13th Worker on December 26, 2022 at 1:42 am

    John you are master when it comes to building. You keep it simple and make masterpieces. Thank You



  19. Diego Bucarey on December 26, 2022 at 1:45 am

    I’ve never seen that 🙂 thanks for sharing. I have infinite number of small thing gathering around on the workshop and im a little tired of glass containers 😂



  20. JSCRocketScientist on December 26, 2022 at 1:48 am

    I’ve actually been looking for some good table saw blades. You list quite a few in the description. Can you suggest what kind of cuts are best done with each blade? Thanks for the trouble!



  21. Thomas Stapel on December 26, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Dam-I love this small parts you created. Brilliant. I am – not to be crude – but anal abort organizing and get very excited about small boxes of any kind and especially like acrylic boxes of which I have made many. The up/down arrangement is fantastic. I think Einstein said "simplicity is highly underrated".



  22. Richard Clowes on December 26, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Nice to see another joiner doing a lovely job . . . loving the height changing design. . . . makes it far more interesting . . . awesome . . . bet you really enjoyed making those . . . I know I will when I copy the design as I have been meaning to make some extra small drawers. So much nicer than drawer kits made from plastic . . . errr! Cheers



  23. Yolis Urich on December 26, 2022 at 1:49 am

    I hate making drawers it’s pure torture. That’s why I hate making furniture. And I also hate sanding too. Torture.



  24. Sick of This on December 26, 2022 at 1:50 am

    1:57 and I already love it. Common sense.



  25. Josè Canewecee on December 26, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Cool commercial.



  26. Scott Mantooth on December 26, 2022 at 1:53 am

    *so many ways this design/arrangement could be modified for storing art supplies…interesting*



  27. Sean Diaz on December 26, 2022 at 1:54 am

    I’m always dumbfounded at all the gadgets you make for your machines…. yours and Jay’s videos have helped me on my woodworking journey!



  28. Donald Stewart on December 26, 2022 at 1:54 am

    👍👍👍👍



  29. KI B on December 26, 2022 at 1:54 am

    As one hoarder to another. The more drawers you have the more you can keep. Especially those things which were a pain to get hold of, and one day they may come in handy again. B-)



  30. SLIM'S BOXING COMMENTARIES on December 26, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Hey John mate.. Were u in that Group Chicane? The reason I ask is bcos the music in a lotta ur videos sounds like Chicane’s music.. I loved Trance Music back in the 1990’s. Chicane, Paul Oakenfold, Tim Hannigan & Mark Kavanagh(The Sound Crowd) but those 2 were brilliant as solo artists as well. They changed their sound levels up after the sound crowd bro..
    Sorry I went off on one about the music. This is a brilliantly thought out piece.
    Now I have a question about ur CNC machine??? I actually have thoughts about trying to build my own. Do u think that’s wise for somebody who knows very little about how they work or should I invest 1500 euros in a really good one??
    I wpould really appreciate ur input if u have the time to answer? Thanks and apologies about the music questions



  31. Brian Boni on December 26, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Always thought provoking, inspired and rational. Thanks John!



  32. Debbie E on December 26, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Blue painters tape seems to help stop some of that blowout



  33. Jerome Walton on December 26, 2022 at 1:59 am

    That was very well done! I really like the drawers staggered, looks really cool.



  34. David Blank on December 26, 2022 at 2:05 am

    love the self made router table but it was terrifying watching you use it



  35. MasterskayaChashkina on December 26, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Кайфанул от вашей работы и снятого ролика,однозначно Лайк👍



  36. John Heisz - I Build It on December 26, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Another way to cut the folding miter is to use a dado blade tilted to 45 degrees. That’s what I was going to do in the first place, before I noticed the V-groove bit. The V-groove bit takes longer to make the cuts, though, and router bits get dull a lot faster than blades.
    While it takes some time to cut the folding miters, it takes no time at all to assemble – just fold and tape the miters. This method would work just as well for larger drawers made from thicker plywood, but you’d want to use that dado blade instead of the router bit to speed things up.



  37. Claude Elliott on December 26, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Nice build!



  38. Bryan Norton on December 26, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Great video! Couple of questions: 1) How close was the final router pass? 2) Also, would the folding method work as well for solid sheets of wood, or just plywood?



  39. karla genao on December 26, 2022 at 2:09 am

    táo mặc đồ gì kì vậy



  40. Caren Clemmons on December 26, 2022 at 2:11 am

    You never fail to amaze me with your clever use of positive and negative space in such a way that the new form then functions damn near like magic. Thanks as always for ‘puttin it out there’ for us less creatively inclined splinter gatherers. Stay well and prosper.



  41. kl0an on December 26, 2022 at 2:12 am

    I’d love to build about a dozen of those boxes and place them in different areas of my shop but, my 14’x60′ show needs a lot of cleaning up before I can find an area to build the cabinets..

    My wife called me a hoarder… Hmm.. I don’t recall her saying the "der" part very loud though..

    I honestly can’t see how you can build a whole shop around one type of work you do in it. Do you have any other hobbies or other things you make in your shop??

    I’ve got motorcycles, small engines (think chainsaws and trimmers), cigar box guitars, and the list goes on.

    I live by the words of an old song that said "There never seems to be enough time, to do the things you want to do, once you find them." The song is Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce.



  42. james peters on December 26, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Pretty cool!!!!



  43. kickseek on December 26, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Should use push block for all three rounds of router cuts.



  44. Crusty Camper on December 26, 2022 at 2:14 am

    That’s a very good idea !



  45. James Turncliffe on December 26, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Why not the easier way just use a table saw thank God you can speed up the camera



  46. N person on December 26, 2022 at 2:17 am

    clever method for the drawer guides. I watched a video about five years ago on making drawers using a V bit and I made several which are holding up very well.



  47. peakhour on December 26, 2022 at 2:17 am

    would this only really work with plywood?



  48. MetalAsFork on December 26, 2022 at 2:19 am

    1:10 Isn’t that pretty dangerous?



  49. Роза Вафина on December 26, 2022 at 2:21 am

    Я восхищена самой идеей! Как нужны эти маленькие ящики!! Мастер великолепный! Спасибо, что раскрыли свои секреты! Счастья Вам и здоровья!!!



  50. William Bruce Wilhite on December 26, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Fascinating, so to speak.