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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 12-12-2019 04:06 AM 398 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls,

I have just reviewed my Freud 8” Dial-a-Width Dado set after getting totally cheesed of with the supplied plastic insert(s)


and replacing it with laminated MDF layered spacers. This blog explains what transgressed from my frustration.

The plastic form included, was made up of 1mm thin brittle plastic

designed to permit separation and stacking of the dado set so as not to compromise the integrity of the TCT teeth. The cheap plastic managed to disintegrate within a few weeks of use and I was aggravated by the chomping of the TCT blades’ teeth.

Shuffled off to SketchUp and based on the profile of the chipper blades,

and plastic form I came up with this design,

and a peek-a-boo.

Note the provision for that goose neck spanner.

As the blades were 1/8” thick I made the separators out of 3mm MDF with 16mm dia. “spindle” retainers/spacers with an overall 150mm blade separators,
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The parts were ready for glue up straight off the laser,

The insert finished,

Ready to be used with the Woodpecker Dado setup jig (more on this later).

And for all those people with a left and a right hand , here is a video of how it works to juggle in your third.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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robscastle

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#1 posted 12-13-2019 06:10 AM

Nagyon szép munka, hogy az LBD páfrányos ventilátort készítsen magának

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 12-13-2019 08:39 AM


Nagyon szép munka, hogy az LBD páfrányos ventilátort készítsen magának
- robscastle

Hell rc I was only born in Hungary, Budapest… on the Pest side and now I look like Buda!
But I can’t speak it… tried the translator but that seemed to know less than me….

Nevertheless thanks for having a look.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 12-13-2019 09:45 AM

Oh your a funny man/duck
It’s a great job,. to make the LBD fern fan

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 12-13-2019 11:12 PM

I went and transliterated

what is should have translated to is:-
It’s a great job LBD
give yourself a fan with a fern

Oh well another post wasted.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 12-14-2019 01:07 AM



I went and transliterated

what is should have translated to is:-
It s a great job LBD
give yourself a fan with a fern

Oh well another post wasted.
- robscastle


Now that makes sense… though you’ve given me an impossible task… unless it was with an Australian fern.

The post was not wasted… it eventually highlighted the plight of Hungarian families that depend on the income of an indigenous fern cutting money earner.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 12-15-2019 08:59 AM

I’m just continually amazed at your creative know how with the lazer cutter Ducky

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 12-15-2019 02:46 PM



I’m just continually amazed at your creative know how with the lazer cutter Ducky
- crowie

Not as much as my surprise!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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