Thank you LJ!! I'm now a dadoer ;-)

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Blog entry by TopamaxSurvivor posted 04-03-2011 09:00 AM 2772 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cut my first dadoes tonight with a real dado blade set. Several years ago, pre Topamax, I bought a wobble blade. It needed an insert so I took my saw model to Sears. They had to order one. It didn’t fit. I figured I’d have to make one. I got busy with other things and never got back to it.

Tonight I needed to make some serious dadoes 3/4” wide. I had some salvaged 1/4” hardboard. I roughed out an insert and friction fit it on the ends to hold it securely in place.

I probably would have figured it all out, but thanks to LJ, I abandon the wobble blade! I have a set of real Dadoes. After all the info I this site, everything went off without a hitch just like I knew what I was doing ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 09:19 AM

welcome brother !

your secret groove is in the mail

now go forth
and plow your way around
not to deep
nor to narrow

but just right
is the path for you

now you can make mulch with he best of them !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 09:19 AM

WoHoo! Go to it Topa!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 10:23 AM

congrat´s Topa for being promoted ….LOL
now you only need an old granny tooth to help you cleaning dado´s

take care

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#4 posted 04-03-2011 11:55 AM

Does that make us Dadoists?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 12:33 PM

Good thing my Friend.. Congrats

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 01:59 PM

just groovy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 04-03-2011 02:51 PM

Nothing like having the right tool for the job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-03-2011 02:59 PM

Congratulations on another first Bob. That’s what I like best about woodworking, the moments of glory!! I just wish there were more of them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-03-2011 03:45 PM

How groovy was that.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 04-03-2011 08:06 PM

” flat bottom grooves make the rocking world go round”

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 04-03-2011 08:19 PM

Very nice, devann, very nice.

-- The Dude abides...

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#12 posted 04-03-2011 08:26 PM

May the smooth flat dado be with you and the force too.


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#13 posted 04-04-2011 04:32 AM

Ditto these guys and good joint making! The chipper set type make the best cuts anyway.

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#14 posted 04-07-2011 01:53 PM

A couple years ago I bought a cheep dado set and made an Alum insert for my Craftsman saw and used it successfully a lot of times. Early this year I bought a new Freud dado set. UNBELIEVABLE DIFFERENCE IN QUALITY OF THE CUT. I can’t afford a lot Freud products, but I guess you get what you pay for.

-- I cut it off 3 times and it's still too short!

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