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Project by Upgrayedd posted 01-26-2016 04:46 AM 2306 views 21 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by this simple tutorial.

Perfect fit Dado – Simple and quick.

Because you will create a spacer block one blade width less than the dado, this technique is best for dados ~ 3/8” and larger. (3/8” dado – 1/8” blade = 1/4” spacer block…wouldn’t go much smaller).

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.





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#1 posted 01-26-2016 05:08 AM

The ‘simple tutorial’ link does not appear to be working for me.
But I understand what you have shown in the illustrations.
Nice.

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 09:54 AM

Now the link works! Very good info.

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#3 posted 01-26-2016 04:36 PM

I have been using this technique for quite a few years. It can really work well for dadoing when you are going across the grain or with the grain. I have even used it with my router table, but it is more difficult to make the spacer board

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#4 posted 01-26-2016 10:17 PM

Here’s a video showing how to accomplish this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zPvXjnCTI

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#5 posted 01-27-2016 02:26 AM



Here s a video showing how to accomplish this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zPvXjnCTI

- pg_design

The video is a different technique from Woodgears.ca
which is better explained with the photos on the website, see link.

I tried to simplify Ketil Skjerve’s method / presentation described in the same link.

I like Ketil’s method… just seems quicker and easier, and I’m never looking for my Kerfmaker

but the kerfmaker is great for small dado’s ~3/16”.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#6 posted 01-27-2016 02:46 AM

just made a table saw sled using woodgears.ca video, excellent tip on further using my new jig. Thanks for the post!

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#7 posted 01-27-2016 02:36 PM

Great post (your other oval tutorial linked as well).

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