Window shelving #5: Not working again. Time to get started

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 1660 days ago 728 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got a call on Friday that I was no longer needed at my job. (very disappointing). So now I can get back to the task at hand of building these damn shelves. I visited with Jockmike2 yesterday and may be willing to try his suggestion of using my router to do the dadoes. I am going to do some math before I decide to do that though. I still may be able to use my dado set. Will keep y’all posted.


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 1660 days ago

Sorry to hear about the job, Rick.

There are numerous router jigs for making precise dados. I’m sure Mike will get you going in the right direction.


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

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#2 posted 1660 days ago

Sorry Rick, hang in there. It can only get better from here on out. The dado’s will work and you’ll be happier.


-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 1659 days ago

Sorry about the job my Brother…I have done my dado’s on both the TS and router. I find once you learn both, you are better prepared for anything. I still however, prefer to do them on my TS when I can.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#4 posted 1659 days ago

I am now going back to a place that I worked a few months ago. When one door closes another opens.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 1650 days ago

Sorry to hear about the job, Rick. But, like you said “when one door closes another opens”. While it’s almost always always a pain in the arse, we usually end out stronger for keeping our heads and pushing through the situation. I’m sure you know the whole speech, so…...

On to the dados. I’m getting ready to post my first project using a dado set. They didn’t come out perfect, but I’m hell-bent on getting ‘em right. I’ve done built-ins using a router to make my dados without problems, but every trick or technique we learn is another weapon in our arsenal. I know that I’m going to stick with getting the dado stack down and I hope you do the same.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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