dado joint on an angled leg

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Forum topic by bob_bishop posted 05-30-2013 06:41 AM 1120 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2013 06:41 AM

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hi, this is my second project and I’m pretty new to most of this. I am making a tv stand where the legs are at a 12 degree angle, sort of like a picnic tables’ legs but not as steep of an angle. I want to put a couple of shelves in there and was thinking of making a dado joint with my router. Since the legs are angled and are not perfectly straight, how can i achieve a dado where the shelves will slide in it perfectly.

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 06:52 AM

If I’m following you…you need to make certain that your dados are cut at the same angle the legs are set…So, if the legs meat the ground at 12 degrees, then your dados also need to be cut at 12 degrees. Also, make sure that your legs are all the same height and make sure you cut each of the dados at exactly the same height. Hope this helps…probably too late at night to give decent advice.

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