The first step in creating the drawer runners is to glue up any pieces in order to achieve the final dimensions of the interior of the Jewelry Box. I was going for 3/8" thick. This took some planing work and a little sandpaper.
The next step is to cut a rabbet in the front rails and the sides and back. I start with the front rails.
I using marking gauges to mark the depth and width of the rabbet. Because these will be stopped rabbets at both ends, I skip my router plane or rabbet plane and just chisel them out. It takes a little longer but I'm in no hurry.
It takes a little fine tuning to get the perfect fit. The bottom drawer runner is important in that it will be the closest to a show surface though ultimately drawers will cover all of them up.
The next step will be to cut dado's in the back's and sides.