Overlapping dados for box top

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Forum topic by ChefHDAN posted 03-10-2015 12:04 PM 600 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2015 12:04 PM

Boxmaster LJ’s,

I know I’ve seen it and now because i’m looking for it i can’t find it anywhere.

While making a box you put a dado on the inside faces at the point where your lid will start when you cut the top from the box.

I think the trick is that the cut off is actually a perfectly aligned dado on the outside face so that the top is now secured to the base with the dados overlapping…???...

Can anyone recall who may have put the video on youtube? I’ll confess to watching so much youtube on the smart TV since i cut off cable I can’t recall who it was that did it.

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 01:13 PM

I think it may be a Steve Ramsey video you are looking for.

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 03:54 PM

Check out steves post
others have done it as well but his is on the web.

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 05:34 PM

Steve’s method is good but I believe mine is safer.
Where Steve over laps his, I leave about 3/32 of solid wood between the inside routed groove and the one on the outside. Then, the lid is cut away on the BS or TS.

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