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Fine Woodworking Article

by Kent Shepherd
posted 04-05-2012 07:52 PM

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 08:14 PM

That looks great Kent ,That’s a very good up grade from the old shop notes version . It would have been nice if the would have given you credit for your design or better yet let you do the video. I guess you still could do your own You tube Video? great job like all the work you do. Congrats on the article and video.


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#2 posted 04-05-2012 08:56 PM


I look forward to the article.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 09:09 PM

While he did a good presentation, I have seen your video skills and I am sure you would have done a great job of explaining your fabulously simple yet effective jig.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 09:40 PM

I got it today!

Looked at it very quickly…

Looks good… Have to read / study it completely.

... will report back…

Thank you very much.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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Dave Price

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 11:40 PM

congratulations Kent
it took awhile but i’m glad they finally showed off your jig. it looked great.

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 12:43 AM

Congrats, Kent. That’s more than a jig, it’s a tool!

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 09:53 AM

What a great dado jig Kent, the best I’ve ever seen. Great video presentation too. I haven’t got my FWW mag. yet, as it is always pretty late coming to Norway, but I look forward to seeing your article there and having the opportunity to study the details of your jig more closely. You are a truly gifted woodworker.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 04-07-2012 12:30 PM

I just watched the video and I’m on my way to Home Depot to buy a copy of the magazine. I’ve been cutting dadoes with a simple jig for a while and your jig looks like the best one I’ve seen.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 04-07-2012 02:11 PM

pretty slick Kent, looks like the way to go when cutting dadoes.

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 04-07-2012 02:16 PM

Congrats, Kent.

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#11 posted 04-08-2012 03:01 AM

Very nice Kent. I love elegant solutions.

-- This is a Troll Free zone.

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#12 posted 04-09-2012 03:26 AM

congratulations nice design. You should get more credit.

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#13 posted 04-09-2012 06:41 AM

Nifty jig Kent!
I’m filing that one away for future reference. Very good design.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#14 posted 04-09-2012 04:50 PM

Just got my issue the other day and found your article. Excellent piece. Very classy jig. I have one that I clamp to the boards for a straight line….but yours is much more suitable for the purpose.

I will have to add this jig to my arsenal as soon as I can get the time to make another one… I just need a place to store all my jigs….will have to build another shop just to store them…I’ve lost count of all the jigs I have made….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#15 posted 04-09-2012 06:02 PM

a1jim sais it all. great jig.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#16 posted 04-09-2012 09:07 PM

Congrats on the article and the clarity of thought regarding the jig design. This is by far the best Dado jig I’ve seen. I had built one from another design that is similar in approach, but lacks the refinements that make your jig the best! Nice going!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#17 posted 04-10-2012 01:44 AM

I think I’ll keep sending this to the front of the queue so more LJs can see it and comment.

-- This is a Troll Free zone.

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#18 posted 04-10-2012 02:28 AM

Great jig Kent, and congrats on the article, my copy should be here in a few more days. Can’t wait to check it out.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Kent Shepherd

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#19 posted 04-10-2012 01:59 PM

Thanks to all. (DKV—Thanks, I need all the help I can get.)

I will really be thrilled if I start seeing posts of your own jigs. The article doesn’t mean much if no one wants to build the jig. If you have any questions, of course I’m here to help.



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Joe Lyddon

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#20 posted 04-10-2012 07:12 PM

I like the way you’re using a Guide Bushing and are NOT using the outer edge of the router as a guide!

I don’t think I’ve seen one with that feature before… still being able to use a simple Cut Line that can be used for setting-up the jig.

I like it…

Very good job!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#21 posted 05-24-2012 09:59 AM

A slow congrat here.
That is one cool jig.
Really clever, I will add it to my list for the day I need one, plans downloaded now.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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