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Blog entry by RichClark posted 01-04-2010 03:55 AM 836 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I didn’t’ take a picture (edit—but I went out and took one just now) of it but I made a quick jig of a piece of 48”x6”1/4 left over and a scrap same width as my “TRUE” wood edge (need a piece of the REAL wood not metric or 1/16ish off crap they sell) the JIG is essentially a “T” that is nailed true to square…

The photo got cropped a bit but look to the right and you will see the routed out 3/4 Dado in the jig that is the “sight” you line up with your shelf dado.

  • Cut them BOTH at once ** Important part here—When you make parts with Identical joints you GANG them all together so that they are all alike.. I did the same I clamped the two outside case panels so that the were “booked” and then clamped them.. (booked laying out back to back).

Then fire up your router (With the Bit your going to route out your shelve joints in this case 3/4”) and you carefully route a Dado thru the jig, use another scrap as backing and clamp it all down.

Now you have a guide that you simply line up with your shelf dado marks.. and glance thru the JIG, Clamp it down and you cut them.

In the end you have two sides that you can tell yourself are perfectly aligned and are Dado’ed Perfectly…

Rich

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 11:17 AM

I agree, more pictures may be helpful ?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 04:39 AM

I tried again (it made perfect sense to me!) I think this makes better sense for those of you that are not watching me do this stuff.. Let me know if you understand now…

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 01:30 AM

I agree there could be more pictures to make it clear. Try again and let me know

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 01:39 AM

Unfortunately, I am past that part… I made a t-square jig using a piece of scrap and blocks of the same stock, after I made sure the 1st block was truly square to the edge and the long piece of plywood. I nailed that down and then using another scrap (clamping them together under the t-square Plywood I used the correct sized bit to “Route” out the Jig. To use the JIG you align this roughted slot as a sight on you layout lines, Clamp it down and cut your shelve routes in the two inside faces of the carcass your now have places for the bottom of the case, top and the individual shelves.

Hope this makes sense if not ask questions…

R

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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