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Forum topic by sawdustmaster posted 08-30-2010 11:39 PM 936 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2010 11:39 PM

Hi all. First time poster and long time amateur woodworker looking to turn intermediate. I have a few questions for you guys. My current project is a freestanding bookshelf. I am making it out of walnut and will be joining 6” boards for most of it. What I would like to know is if I can dado my joined 6” boards after edge gluing or is it better to do all the dado’ing first THEN join the boards. Also, workshop space, budget and wife aggro are preventing me from buying a jointer so I will be performing all the jointing with a hand planer, probably a #7. Any input on any of this?

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 11:47 PM

run the dadoes after you edge glue the boards. hand planing should be fine if you are proficient at it.

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 11:55 PM

Thank you. Any advice on the handplaninh?

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 12:11 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, as Luke said edge glue your boards first no sense frustrating yourself trying to line up Dados. Just take your time and try to use long smooth strokes.

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 01:08 AM

Excellent. Thank you very much guys

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 02:36 AM

I don’t have much experience with handplanes yet so I can’t help too much there except to know that your blade needs to be razor sharp.

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