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Blog series by LegendInMyOwnMind updated 06-09-2011 11:17 AM 4 parts 9566 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Picking a design

05-13-2011 01:30 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

There are a lot of dado jig designs out there. They’ve all got some good features. I’m working on a modified version of the Never Fail Dado Jig. Its best feature is the knobs on the top.It gets it’s straightness from rails made of hardwood and works with a paired router bit/bushing. I think that the top where the knobs go was joined to the long side with pocket screws (can’t tell for sure from the pictures). I’d rather cut the whole thing from one piece of plywoo...

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Part 2: Glue-up of Jig

06-02-2011 02:44 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

Finally did the cuts for the Dado Jig. Ripped down two 3/4” x 3/4” pieces of Oak as the facing edges. Here’s the glue-up. Clipped out the messy room in the background. Both the edges are being glued at one time.

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Part 4: Happy with jig - good results

06-09-2011 11:17 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Used the new dado jig to make my Stickley Inspired Entertainment Center. It worked great. Obviously, I really need a bandsaw. My jigsaw skills are really poor. Jig uses a router bushing and paired bit. The jig edge is a rabbited edge. I had to buy a 3’ clamp to fit the jig. My 2’ was too short and the 4’ was too unwieldy. The proof that it was successful is that my son used it and said it worked. That’s high praise from him.

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