|Forum topic by SomeClown||posted 03-02-2013 05:12 AM||1895 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
03-02-2013 05:12 AM
I’m sure this has been discussed a few million times, so forgive me if I’m beating the proverbial dead horse, but I’m having dado problems.
I’m building cabinets out of Baltic Birch, pretty good grade, nice stuff from the local Borg store. At least it’s as nice as they carry, with a price to match. I’ve gotten my pieces cut and am ready to cut dadoes in for the tops, bottoms, and one shelf in the middle. Then I’ll do face frames, etc. My goal here is to make them for the garage but get some good practice in before tackling the kitchen.
I don’t have a dado stack for my table saw, and I don’t have my router plane yet (Mmmm… Lie Nielson). What I do have is a pretty nice shop-built router table (posted in my projects quite a while back) with some Freud Quadra-cut bits… including a nice 3/4” one. Yay! It’s a bit fiddly to get the depth right, but I can kind of sneak up on the 1/4” or so I want and it’s pretty good… nothing my block plane won’t fix.
The problem? Yup… you all guessed it just from the title. My plywood is too small (that’s what she said). It is, if my calipers are to be believed, almost exactly 1/8” under.
What to do, what to do? I’ve heard tell (and I think I’ve even seen them in passing somewhere) of so-called “plywood” router bits. Do those work well? Is that what folks here do?
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