Dado Set Case

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Project by Rex B posted 03-29-2012 02:07 PM 2146 views 4 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 03-29-2012 08:59 PM

Nicely done.

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 10:10 PM

Much nicer than the plastic one I use, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 02:38 AM

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

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 08:17 AM

Well done, look great!

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

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 11:39 AM

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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#6 posted 04-05-2012 12:25 PM

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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#7 posted 04-05-2012 12:26 PM


-- Rex

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