Router jig for making variable width dado's and rabbits

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Project by Gregg M. posted 06-01-2015 10:33 PM 4016 views 11 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a router jig I made for making dado’s on large panels. The jig is made out of 3/4 ply. It enables you to use one router bit to make rabbits and dados of variable width. The jig uses solid maple pieces for the sides router channel. You need to be careful when lifting the router on/off the jig, especially if it is still turning. If you mess up the solid maple sides, you will need to rebuild the jig.

I saw numerous examples on lumber jocks and other sites of similar jigs. You can find a video for making this jig on the Wood Whisperer’s site.

Seems to work pretty good (well).

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 06-02-2015 10:30 PM

This looks really handy especially for making shelving units, but you mean to tell me there are other sites???

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#2 posted 06-03-2015 12:19 PM

This is a very handy jig. That’s a handsome mallet in the first pic too.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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