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    Router Dado Jig - An Old Friend

    I hadn't used this thing in awhile. I was making something out of the 'junk wood' that LOML brings me from work. Not only is it odd-sized but, I didn't want to use my better cutters on this stuff.

    I have a trashed spiral bit and this "Auto-Adjust" jig from days gone by. Just clamp it on, aligning the fixed edge with your desired dado location:

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    Put a piece of your odd-sized material in; you don't even care what the thickness really is. Lock down the movable jaw:

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    Run the router back and forth:

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    Perfect fit on some imperfect material:

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    I knew I had that jig stashed in the cut-off bin for something .
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 02-06-2009 at 05:33 AM.
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    Ok Glenn, took me a while to figure out and I was about to PM you to aske for specifics when I clicked as to how it works. Must be having an oldtimers day and being slow. Hey its TGIF day.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I knew I had that jig stashed in the cut-off bin for something .

    I can never find the last one I made so I make a new one each time But that way it fits the bit that I use.

    Thanks for the post, I may start a mission to find mine I know it is bigger than my offcut box, perhaps behind something...

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    Thanks for the post Glenn, I built one of those in Oregon but gave it away when I moved. Forgot all about that design when I had to build a jig in a hurry and ended up with something less user friendly I'll save this link to a safe place
    Aloha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Ok Glenn, took me a while to figure out and I was about to PM you to aske for specifics when I clicked as to how it works. Must be having an oldtimers day and being slow. Hey its TGIF day.
    Now be carefull about us old timers, some of us are slower than others

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    Yep, I've got one of them tucked away in the Dungeon, heck, I even know where it is

    Works VERY well indeed
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Yep, I've got one of them tucked away in the Dungeon, heck, I even know where it is

    Works VERY well indeed
    Gee Stu, would you mind just sending that little thing back to the good old state of arkansas. Jack

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