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#1 posted 12-27-2009 08:10 PM

Moto, I came across the same problem in the first box I made…it was a while back…but I remember having the same questions….luckily you have this resource…..and Andrew, Bay, Blank and J covered it quite well. For detail though….if you plan the stopped dado….which is what I chose…..I recommend creeping up to the right stop point….especially when using a table saw…the best bet is to cut just a hair short and use a small chisel to mark and clean out where the hardboard ends (I started by using a sharpened small screwdriver for mine) can then cut and clean the last part of the dado without taking the chance of overcutting…If you have any wood carving tools – the best to use in this situation is some chip carving knives by the way….I switched from my home made scredriver chisels to these many moons ago…(they are not very expensive either). This way you get a very professional looking joint and do not have to make a “recovery design” – believe me I’ve made quite a few…LOL

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