Shop Jigs Cutting Clean Dados For Case Joinery Is A Fundamental Skill For Furniture Makers Dado Joints Are Strong Self Squaring And Attractive Some Woodworkers Don T Have A Dado Set So This Jig Allows You To Use A Standard Width Blade To Create Perfectly Fitting Dados Best Of All With The Use Of This Jig They Are Easy And Quick To Cut
Shop jigs cutting clean dados for case joinery is a fundamental skill for furniture makers dado joints are strong self squaring and attractive some woodworkers don t have a dado set so this jig allows you to use a standard width blade to create perfectly fitting dados best of all with the use of this jig they are easy and quick to cut is article about Magazine bookmarked by calvin with ID 11470842602 was uploaded on 13-02-2019 and has been viewed 373,507 times.
Exact-Width Dado Jig Photos by Rodger Nicholson; Illustration by Len Churchill INFO: DIFFICULTY - 2/5, LENGTH/TIME - 1/5, COST - 1/5 To begin, you'll need a piece of hardwood about 1-1/2" wide, 3/4" thick, and 15" long.
Small parts can be dangerous to mill, so ensure that you use push pads and other shop aids that will ensure your hands are nowhere near machine blades.Whenever you can, keep the workpiece as large as possible during machining, then cut it to final dimension afterwards.
Prepare the workpiece 1-1/4" wide, 3/8" thick and about 15" long.Lay out your blankFrom one end of the blank, make your first mark at 1-1/4".Then, from the same end, make a mark at 3-1/4".Square off these marks, and measure up 5/8" from the edge to mark the center points.
Use an awl to punch the center points, and then a drill press to bore out both holes with a 1/4" drill bit (ensuring to back up the cut).Be Accurate- In order to locate the 1/4" holes to help start the routing operation, Nicholson marks the hole location with an awl before drilling the hole with his drill press.
Rout a slotThe next step is to rout the 1/4"-wide slot in...