I have a design that is easy to build. Self squaring and retains the
thickness setting of the boards that will fit into the dado. Now if Morris
Dovey will be kind enough to remind us of the link that he has the pictures
at, we are in
Or if you like, I can e-mail you the pictures.
I've built a base for one of my routers where each side after side#1 (2, 3 and
4) is 1/8th inch farther out from the bit than the previous side. Clearly
marked, I can sneak up on most sizes, without having to move the straightedge.
You could make a few different ones that'll handle everything you throw at it.
Work at your leisure!
Thank Morris Dovey for putting a drawing with my pictures and keeping both
on his site. I had derailed plans but they were in .dwg format.
Very easy to adjust the width of the dado. Simply set the jig on the board
to receive the dados and adjust to the width of that board. Drop in the
sample that will fit in the dado and adjust the jig snug to the sample and
tighten the 2 wing nuts. After routing, slide the jig down to the next
location and so on.
There is a commercial, spendy ($180) one here:
There is a less expensive guide called the 'Accurate Guide' being closed
out here: http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/bargain2.htm for
A search for "adjustable dado jig" turns up quite a few plans.
Thanks I did see #1 late last night. As much as I like a good tool, I'd
rather eat. Not sure about the second one, as they don't show it in action.
I've got the pics from Leon in any event, so I'll DIMDS.
I normally do these on the TS, but the project is already built. I just want
to improve a couple of aspects, so I'll have to dado it in place. Plan A was
to brad nail some temporary facing along my dado lines and edge route the
notches. But I've got a few to do, so I'll build the new toy.
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