Dado Depth?,, added new question???
Ok this is for research and the comparison of other woodworkers logic.. i have made many dados, and when i first started in this hobby i would use plans given me threw a magazine which told me to do this or that.. but now after a board or two has been ran threw the saw with a dado head installed.. i have had some of my own ideas..
so whats your most used depth of dado and why? for me on 3/4" stock it was always 3/8" deep but now i tend to go with a shallower depth of 1/4", reason being the shear strength is the same i believe in both depths and the shallower depth actually gives a stronger side piece..
now i got a dilema,, i have a side that is 26" wide and 68" long ,, that needs 5 dados the 26" way.. i thought i could use my dado blade but my head wasnt turned on fully.. how do i support it way out in no mans land to make the first dado that is up 12" from the end of the plank????
Last edited by larry merlau; 04-17-2012 at 11:48 PM.
If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
One hand washes the other!
Don't put off today till tomorrow!