|Project by missingdigitworkshop||posted 10-14-2012 02:08 PM||3047 views||14 times favorited||9 comments|
Three to four times a year I make a paper sorter for a local teacher or scrapbooker. For the most part these are easy to make but do take a lot of time to cut the 20 to 24 dados that are equally spaced 3 and 2 inches apart. These slots are needed to support the hardboard that makes up the different compartments. After trying a few different jig designs I finally hit on a design that is simple and works. (my other designs were great examples of over thinking the solution)
The base is MDF with a 1/4” dado cut as a relief for the chips.
At 2” and 3” from the 1/4” bit are 1/4” dados that a 1/4” x 3/8” guide fits.
The first dado is cut in the project then the guide is placed in the base and slid through the first dado. This creates a new 1/4” dado either 2” or 3” from original dado depending on which dado the guide is in on the jig.
Simple and WORKS!
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