I’ve assembles most of the jig but I’ve been reading the comments on Jim’s video and apparently he has opted to use a shaper cutter on the table saw rather than a dado blade. Because the hand hold is cut by sliding the material into the side of the blade, the dado blade’s short teeth don’t do a good job. Fortunately I have a shaper hear I bought on ebay a while ago. It fits on the table saw but since I have a SawStop saw and the shaper is even smaller than my 8” dado blade I can’t use it on the SawStop. Fortunately, when I bought my SawStop, I kept my old Rockwell 6201 9” table saw. The shaper head works great in that machine. It’ll be nice to have a purpose for the old Rockwell once again.
The old Rockwell. It’s seen better days but it still cuts like a champ.
The Sears shaper head I got on ebay.
After mounting the shaper head in the Rockwell, I learned that, as feared, the diameter of the head is not big enough to protrude into the side of the hive body as the jig is constructed.
More to come.
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