You've probably used your half-blind dovetail jig to make drawers with plain, inset fronts, but it's really quite simple to use the it to make lipped drawer fronts, too. Most dovetail jigs are basically the same, but some of their manuals don't go into much detail about how to make this variation of the basic drawer (it's often called a rabbeted drawer, which is confusing). Whatever kind of jig you have, here's a foolproof process for making lipped drawers from beginning to end.
This complete technique story PDF features:
- Full color magazine-style page views
- Easy-to-follow instructions with helpful how-to photos and source information
- Printer-friendly format: each page prints 8-1/2" x 11" size
- Full-size patterns: Patterns that are shown on grids will print full-size