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    Fast-Easy-Accurate-Dadoes

    I prefer to do dadoes with a router for a few reasons. For large panels or heavy stock, it's easier to take the tool to the work. In using a hand held router, you can see what you're doing. Doing dadoes on the table saw require the stock to be held down throughout the entire cut. The blades are cutting into the face, which can leave some tear out, and you can't see what you're doing. Many stack blade sets don't leave nice clean bottoms.

    So, I came up with a jig, which can be made any length, and clamped with an ordinary bar clamp.
    http://www.woodworkstuff.net/CabManRteDadoJig.html





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    Thanks for this Mike it could not have come at a better time. You made a good point to me of taking the tool to the workpiece for large panels. Thanks i needed that education. Things like this are not always as obvious as they would seem. One tends to get locked on to a certain way especially when you have a dado set.
    cheers

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    That is very cool, I like simple!

    Great use of a pipe clamp for sure!
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    Mike


    Mica the edge? Not familiar with this term in woodworking. I am sure its some sort of slicker surface..but wondering what you use..
    Thanks
    Garry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Foster View Post
    Mike


    Mica the edge? Not familiar with this term in woodworking. I am sure its some sort of slicker surface..but wondering what you use..
    Thanks
    Garry
    'Mica' is just a shortened word for Formica, AKA HPL (high pressure laminate) like the material used for countertops.





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    I like it! Very cool!
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    Pretty neat
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