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Router Dado/Rabett Jig on the Cheap

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Project by oldskoolmodder posted 09-30-2008 12:14 AM 8011 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for the thrifty or just starting out woodworker, who needs to make dado’s fast with a router. Adjustable, and quick to build. Can be built with scraps and just a few bolt/washer/nut sets, glue and a few screws.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric





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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 09-30-2008 12:27 AM

I’ve been looking for something like this. how does it work? I assume the router fits between the 2×2’s? if so, how does it attach to the workpiece? I’m intrigued. Also, did you change your name on the site? just curious.

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#2 posted 09-30-2008 12:34 AM

nope, didn’t change my name as far as I remember.

I guess I could have explained how it works, but was posting so many projects I got ahead of myself I guess. As to how it works, the jig is held against the piece you are routing, by pressure. The adjustable side goes against the edge of the wood, while the other smaller piece at the opposite end hold the router in place. You just glide the piece down the wood as it routs out the dado/rabbet. It’s really as simple as it looks and sounds. I just hope I explained it well enough.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 09-30-2008 05:10 AM

i got it. I was thinking this could do mortises too. thats why i was having trouble picturing it staying stable. I’m getting too old! lol.

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#4 posted 09-30-2008 02:03 PM

Good thinking. You’re right on track.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 09-30-2008 10:14 PM

thanks Mike. It’s the simple things that make woodworking SO easy at times. If you can say it’s easy. Maybe just easier?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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