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#1 posted 01-18-2011 02:16 PM

I would look for a Leigh D4 dovetail jig and space the dovetails so that the whole thing didn’t get too busy. If you are dead set on finger joints I recommend that you set up your dado stack to be roughly the thickness of your stock and make a simple sled for your table saw. The vertical back of your sled should have means of lateral adjustment so that you can fine tune in your key spacing. Cut a slot in some scrap material with your dado setup and fine tune a key out of hard wood to precisely fit in it. Fit that key in the vertical back of your sled and adjust it so that it is exactly it’s own width away from the dado stack. Test it on scrap and you’re done. Easy!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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