|Forum topic by SnowyRiver||posted 01-19-2010 06:31 AM||3266 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
01-19-2010 06:31 AM
I am building a cabinet using 1/4 QS white oak plywood and I would like to use a dado to hold the plywood panel between the 3/4 inch stiles. The panel will be separated by a rail in the middle of each side. The cabinet sides are just 11 inches wide so the strenght of the plywood isnt an issue.
Now, if you have followed me so far, here is my dilemma.
The 1/4 inch plywood actually measures 3/16 inch. My stacked dado blade minimum cut is 1/4 inch. I think the extra 1/16 will creat too much slop in the joint. Also, if I did cut a 3/16 dado using multiple passes with just a standard TS blade, the smallest mortise bit I can get for my machine is 1/4 inch so the mortise wouldnt really work either. I could use two 3/16 plywood panels (glue them together maybe) to create a 3/8 inch wide panel then cut a dado at 3/8 and use the 3/8 mortise bit I suppose. The only issue here might be that I wouldnt have as much offset between the panels and the stiles.
What would you do? I hope this post makes sense :-)
-- Wayne - Plymouth MN