Router Dado Jig from Table Leaf

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Project by RandyM68 posted 826 days ago 1508 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this simple jig out of an old table leaf. I added plywood strips to guide the router, and cut a v-groove down the center for a sight to line it up, and cut a 3/4” slot down the middle for clearance. I put a scrap piece of red oak under it for a T-square and clamped it to the saw.

I used the miter slots to line everything up and screw it together.

It worked great cutting T-slots in my router table.
Line it up with the layout marks, and clamp it down.

Clamp the stops where you want them. And route the first side.

Flip it over and cut the other side.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#1 posted 826 days ago

Nice, this jig will give you great control I like it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#2 posted 825 days ago

That should do the trick, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 825 days ago

Nice jig, and recycled lumber makes it that much sweeter. Bet you get a lot of use from it, I use mine on almost every project.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 825 days ago

very cleaver,nice jig

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 822 days ago

Simple, accurate, efficient, easy to make. Tool at it’s best!

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