Dado Set Case

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Project by Rex B posted 883 days ago 1502 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 8” dado stack I bought didn’t come with any sort of caddy, just the blister packaging, so I needed something to hold it and keep it from getting banged around. I made this simple case out of scraps of plywood and pine, with strips of cherry for the runners. The inspiration for the design came from The top simply slides on and off in 1/4” slots cut in the sides. A couple dowels with spacers to elevate things off the back of the case, and it was complete. I finished it with a few coats of water-based varnish.

-- Rex

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#1 posted 882 days ago

Nicely done.

-- Joe from Western Ma.... Peace to all

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#2 posted 882 days ago

Much nicer than the plastic one I use, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 882 days ago

That is the way to give yourtools a treat .
Well done .

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 882 days ago

Well done, look great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 882 days ago

Very slick – my plastic dado case is just about falling apart. Might be time to spend a few minutes to make it a better home. Is that the stack height table on the back side of the lid?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Rex B

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#6 posted 876 days ago

Hi Earl, just saw your comment. You’re right, I pasted that table on from the original packaging. It just tells which blades to use for different dado sizes. It’s pretty common sense stuff really, but I figured it was worth putting on there.

-- Rex

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Rex B

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#7 posted 876 days ago


-- Rex

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