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How to fix a table saw mistake. (A dado cut in the wrong spot)

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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 363 days ago 1140 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m in the middle of a project can’t say what it is just yet but it will be posted as soon as it’s complete, so while using my new Incra 1000 Miter gauge I was on the table saw cutting 3/4” dados, on the third stick of wedge, I must of gotten side tracked and put the stick in wrong the cut was made before I realized it was in wrong, well I didn’t at the time really know what to do and thought I’d have to cut a whole new part but I thought OK let’s try and fix this so I first attempted glue and sawdust paste, after drying, nope that wasn’t going to work then it dawned on me let’s splice it, so I put it back on the miter gauge and re-cut the slot removing the dried glue, most of you seasoned woodworkers probably already know this trick but I just figured it out, what I did I just added a spline to it like I do box splines and it came out perfect.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 363 days ago

Been there…done that…nice save…!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 363 days ago

Nice save. We all have to do that one time or other!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#3 posted 363 days ago

Great save

-- Norman

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 363 days ago

Randy,

Nicely done, and always remember, ‘It’s not how bad we err, it’s how well we can recover’.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 363 days ago

Barely visible if you don’t look closely and know what to look for :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 363 days ago

Nice Save Randy
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Roger

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#7 posted 362 days ago

Yessssss, very nice save. Also, ditto what GrndpaLen said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 362 days ago

Thanks everyone

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 362 days ago

Thanks for posting this tip….

I’m almost looking forward to my next opps!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 184 days ago

” ‘It’s not how bad we err, it’s how well we can recover’”
Very true, we all makes mistakes but only some are able to make their mistakes look like if they were almost done on purpose.

-- Bert

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