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Forum topic by Jim Dawson posted 06-06-2016 10:16 PM 537 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Dawson

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06-06-2016 10:16 PM

I need to cut a 5/16” slot, 2 ” deep across the end of a 3” wide 3/4” oak board, with a table saw. I’m sure there is a simple way but I haven’t figured it out yet.


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#1 posted 06-06-2016 10:30 PM

Fence extension riser will give you something to steady against. Slow feed with the vac on high and steady as she goes. If you’re slotting hardwood do it in two passes, 1” & 2” deep.

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#2 posted 06-06-2016 11:33 PM

I would use my tenon jig.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#3 posted 06-07-2016 02:34 AM

That’s how I’ll do it – oh, wait, I don’t have one.

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#4 posted 06-07-2016 03:01 AM

This is a good time to use the “Texas Fence” (with a featherboard):

and a carrier board:

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#5 posted 06-07-2016 03:13 AM

Thanks, the “Texas Fence” looks like something I can build.

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