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Forum topic by todd4390 posted 02-25-2015 12:55 AM 721 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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todd4390

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02-25-2015 12:55 AM

I spent a lot of time laminating 3/4” plywood together for the sides of a flip top cart and was routing the dados for a drawer opening at the bottom of the side panels. Unfortunately I was only using a straightedge to guide the router and it veered off course in a couple of spots. One spot is obviously pretty bad. Is there a good, fairly simple way of fixing this dado without remaking the side panel and basically starting over? Maybe such as filling in the dado and re-routing it?


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#1 posted 02-25-2015 01:23 AM

Easiest thing to do would be to make the problem worse and then fix it. By that I mean route a wider grove, this time make it straight. Once you have a straight cut you can cut a piece of wood to glue into place and fill the gap.

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#2 posted 02-25-2015 01:26 AM

Mark it an extra 1/8” and add a 1/8” ply to the drawer?

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#3 posted 02-25-2015 01:26 AM

Mark it an extra 1/8” and add a 1/8” ply to the drawer?

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#4 posted 02-25-2015 01:06 PM

I agree with widening it, and then filling the whole thing. At that point you re cut the dado. Just a guess, but it looks like you may have been going the wrong way with the router.

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#5 posted 02-25-2015 01:34 PM

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I did indeed run the router in the wrong direction and went back last night and widened the dado enough to accept a 3/4” and 1/2” laminated plywood shelf so I’m good to go now.

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