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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 02-14-2014 06:29 AM 807 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2014 06:29 AM

I come to you my fellow woodworkers with a few questions that might make it a little easier during my glue ups and assembly.

1. I currently am using a router to make dado cuts in my plywood for the shelves of my carcass. Is there a special technique or way I should lay the plywood so that all the shelves square up perfectly?

2. How do you manage lining up dado cuts with warped or twisted plywood?

3. Finally, what are some tricks to make stock line up perfectly for a face frame? I don’t have a jointer/planer at this time however my local lumber yard sells s3 stock. Would this be sufficient if I just spent a little extra time sanding it down? Should the inside of the face frame be sanded so that it doesn’t change or alter the corner between the stile and rail?

Thanks for your help. Maybe this is just trial and error but I cant keep waisting money and time. I want to get it down the right way.

-- Andrew, California

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 03:51 AM

Are you routing your dadoes before you cut the sides to width? If you dadoe the shelf slots first then rip the plywood to width the dadoes absolutely will line up ( as long as you don’t flip the sides end for end :-)! A hand plane is relatively inexpensive and will allow you to flatten and dimension your face frames.

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 04:06 AM

“2. How do you manage lining up dado cuts with warped or twisted plywood?”

Start here:
Don’t use warped or twisted plywood, it will never line up. It will also up the chance on a kickback.

look at my latest posted project on my miter saw station, look at the block plane on top of the piece and all the shavings on the floor ;) the block plane cleaned up my maple edges.


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