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Posted on Newbee ;joinery use TS or RT

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davidroberts

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#1 posted 09-04-2009 06:19 AM

depends on the type of joint, and your TS compared to your router setup. sounds like you have a sufficient TS to accpet a dado setup. if you have a reasonable size router table and a stout router (2.5 hp or more) then you could breeze through a drawer joint using a 45 degree lock miter bit, such as below.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2142&filter=miter%20router%20bit

On the TS, the lock miter joint is a relatively simple and fast joint to make, as see below. hope you can see the video withoug being a paying member. maybe you are one. it’s worth the 5 bucks a month.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=30193

two important notes. on a router table, use a scrap piece of wood to back up the workpiece so you don’t get tearout or snipe. it’s also worthwhile to buy or make a coping sled for the router table. buy or make a zero tolerance throat plate for dadoing on the TS.

You probably have the tools to try both methods. either way you’ll learn alot and have more fun than a barrel of your favorite animals.

just my $0.02

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.


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