|Project by BusterB||posted 02-23-2013 12:40 AM||3045 views||10 times favorited||22 comments|
Have a couple of projects for this weekend that require me to cut quite a few dado’s. Since I use my router to cut dado’s, I have been planing to put together one of those super slick Woodsmith adjustable dado jigs (and still do) but was fliping through a woodworking tips book and saw this little guy. Its basically a large wooden T-square made out of 1×4 stock that I glued and screwed together making sure to keep it square. Using the cross piece as a edge guide, I routed 2 template guides. You lay out your dado’s on the work piece and then line up the guides and clamp it down. Worked great and cut my set-up time tremendously. You old hands out there have probably already seen this jig but I thought it was too sweet not to share with those who have not. Only issue I have seen so far, if you change bit sizes…looks like you are a making another one.
The last pic…On a recent family outing, was wandering around in a tool store and saw this t-shirt… It seems I was not the first guy to escape into this place…lol
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)