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It is certainly possible to build good drawers, as @aldante describes, but one can also (at least in North America, and I assume in Japan) order custom sized drawers online that arrive as easy to assemble parts. Cost-wise, they might be appealing when compared to buying and storing basic tools. (And of course, assembly time is minimal compared to building ...


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Rather than buying a tablesaw, you could buy a Japanese hand saw and a chisel. With these you can certainly build a box and with practice, a cabinet and a set of drawers. Japanese saws cut on the pull stroke, so they can be made thinner than European saws. This makes them ideal for dovetailing. For the box you will only need to learn how to do one joint - ...


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The one tool that may do everything you need to build drawers is a tablesaw. The bigger the better, width cutting capacity wise, that is. With repeated passes you can cut dadoes or rabbets or even finger joints for drawer sides. Rabbets for the bottom to reside in, besides sizing the material for assembly. If you learn what you need to apply the tool to what ...


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