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#1 posted 07-19-2017 08:13 PM

I cut 1/4” spaceballs in half with a razor blade and put a drop of rubber cement on the flat side which in turn goes against the groove. Provides enough cushion to keep the panel from rattling, easier to install, and allows plenty of room for wood movement.
- TheDane

I have always used the 1/8in guideline (examples include this and that) , BUT I sure like Gerry’s idea/method. It sounds more predictable and keeps 1/4in dado’d panels from showing.

I always hated working against the SpaceBall pressure when trying to properly space panels wher they ACTUALLY belonged.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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