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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 05-25-2012 07:37 PM 3927 reads 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut exactly two gazillion boards for these. And 4 gazillion dadoes.

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 07:46 PM

Next I’ll see them being sold at Pini’s…...and you will be multi-millionaire!

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 08:05 PM


Very NICE…

Very Simple…

Very COOL!

Thank you.

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 08:11 PM

looking good and is a nice little project :-)

though I wuold have made the asamply a little different
so they interlocked the hole way up in all the layers

but since you are going millionaire on this one
just use some cheap chinese labor and let them figur it out …. :-))

have a great day

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 08:26 PM

Hi Steve,

a very nice garden project. This again makes me feel betrayed for not being able to buy a table saw that will accept a stacked dado set in my country. Great idea with the two differently sized wooden blocks for cutting the dados. That will be used frequently in the future (on my router table).

There are no mechanical fasteners. The hooks are only screwed into the top layer. Will that hold up over time? I was terrified by the insane wood movement on some of my outdoor projects, that sometimes even broke parts loose. Just curious.

Thank you for being so inspiring!

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#5 posted 05-25-2012 10:52 PM

I am really liking these summer projects you are doing Steve. This is a great one too! It reminds me of Lincoln Logs that I used to play with as a kid. Thanks for another awesome video. I really enjoyed it. Your yard is looking pretty cool! Have a great weekend!

Sheila :)

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#6 posted 05-25-2012 11:26 PM

Glue4you :
if you consern is too big or if you make them bigger = havey´r waight
then you can avoid the fastners and us longer chains … leting them follow the outside
right at one corner undder the bottom and up on the oppesit diagonal corner
thuogh it wuold not look as nice as use fastners :-)


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#7 posted 05-26-2012 01:06 AM

You could have also glued each tier in a diamond shape by gluing every other tier rotated from the last one for a different look.


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#8 posted 05-26-2012 01:43 AM

Alex…I think you are right. I probably should have added some mechanical fasteners to join the levels together. I did use waterproof glue and figured that would hold it. I’ll just have to wait and see. On the plus side, we only get a few months of rain and they are under an eave.

A hear from a lot of Europeans who are frustrated because they can’t get dado sets. This may be a dumb question, but is it possible to stack together regular blades? Maybe smaller ones?

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 01:54 AM

Very nice Steve. Wish we had some redwood here on the east coast. They looked great with the finish on them.

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#10 posted 05-26-2012 02:06 AM

Clearly you are a clever man!

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#11 posted 05-26-2012 02:16 AM

If they do start to come apart, you can lengthen the chains and move the screw eyes down, into the bottom slats, just inside the corners – then there will be no tension on any of the glue like there is now.

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#12 posted 05-26-2012 08:00 AM

Steve I think there is a law that say we most not use dadoblades in all of europe
if I remember correct and I think it also says witch way the tilting is has to be

so I don´t think there is enoff space on the arbor to do as you suggest

back then when they made the law they ment dadoblades was too dangerous and
we just cuold make more passes with one blade wuold give the same result


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#13 posted 05-26-2012 12:47 PM

Great project, very helpful instructions, clear and easily understood. Very good work!

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#14 posted 05-26-2012 01:52 PM

Dennis, I’m sure Steve understands the legal issue thing since he lives in California! ?.................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#15 posted 05-26-2012 03:05 PM

Another fun and informative video. A few of these around the house will look nice. Thanks for the idea.

-- Nicky

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