|Project by Chris Campbell||posted 07-22-2012 06:06 PM||3708 views||17 times favorited||5 comments|
MY take on the exact-width Dado Jig I first saw at the Wood Whisperer (video here). I simplified it a little bit. As I mentioned in my review of the Ridgid Trim Router (here) the square base makes a nice “bushing” for the jig. Just set the base along the guide and move along. I use a simple 1/2” straight bit.
One thing I did do is indicate on the jig which direction the router should face, as I think mine may not be 100% centered, so that can cause some problems. The last picture shows a little depth gauge I use to make sure that it is the right depth.
It’s all made of plywood and uses jig parts that can be had at any hardware store (mine came from the local Ace). I used it to make the bottom shelf dado for the Bathroom Vanity I just finished and it produced nice, tight dadoes.
-- Chris, Minneapolis