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Blog entry by AaronK posted 12-11-2008 02:33 AM 854 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

are only constant depth across their length if the board is flat!

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#1 posted 12-11-2008 03:14 AM

Yes, and elevators smell differently to midgets.

Both are facts but neither is always obvious.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 03:26 AM

Lew I think that is the funniest thing I have read in a long time!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 03:37 AM

very funny lew, midgets must hate elevators.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 12-11-2008 04:37 AM

Hey Lew , I’ve got that bumper sticker except it states “crowded elevators smell differently to …...” LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 12-11-2008 05:04 AM

Lew, this is a classic for the ages! Hilarious

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#6 posted 12-11-2008 05:08 AM

hah, nice :-)

anyway, yeah, the dados arent constant thickness… no big deal since they bow inwards, ie, the edges of the dados on either side will be flush with the shelves that they are meant to house, while the gap on the interior will be invisible. a slight weakening of the joint, but nothing to write home about. the midgets might care though…

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#7 posted 12-11-2008 05:56 AM

Do you think that might also apply to plywood?


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#8 posted 12-11-2008 05:05 PM

yes, definitely – the problem lies in the fact that the bit depth is referenced from the plane of the router base, and that plane is defined by the high points of your working surface… so if you surface cups inwards or bows outwards you can have big problems. if your surface is wavy, the problem is there, possibly not so big.

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#9 posted 12-11-2008 06:28 PM

What really ticks me off is plywood of inconsistent thickness. You set up the dado to fit perfectly…and…walllahhhh! Half the carcass parts are too fat to fit in the groove….Makes me wanna spit nails…GRRRRRRRRRR.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 12-11-2008 06:59 PM

man, that has got to be awful. what do you do in that situation? if the dado is IN plywood and made FOR plywood, that’s just crazy. seriously, what is the solution?

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