Afternoon all. First post to the group but have been trolling quietly
for about a few months now, ever since I got bit by the woodworking
bug. Thought I'd post-in for some advice...
Question 1: We have a little ranch house we have been remodeling and I
am going to build a built-in desk / cabinet /
bookcase for my daughters
attic/bedroom. I have never built any cabinetry before so I figured I
would practice techiques before tackling something that big. I am going
to use dados on the boxes (3/4 birch ply). First attempt was on our
Craftsman TS using a dado blade (I think it called a wobble??)
Terrible, tons of tear out. My next attempt, I made a jig for my new
router that adjusts to any size, scored accross the grain with a box
cutter, then routed away with a straight bit. Much better but still
some tearout. Any other ideas here? Only happens at the end of the cut.
Question 2: Is normal to have to sneak out of the house to the garage
in the middle of the night to play with your new woodworking tools? I
got caught last night and my wife thinks I am getting carried away.