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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-22-2020, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Doing a project with oak plywood and need to make rabbits at ends. I have used dado on TS in the past but ply is long and difficult to hold with TS. Open to suggestion how to do with router? I'm a rookie so video links would be great?

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Hey, Pa; welcome! What have you in the way of routers and bits? How large a rabbet/dado/ or channel do you need?
3/8" deep x 3/4" wide x the full length of the gables sound right?
For rabbets on the sides or ends i use an edge guide.
This video is for dadoes but the technique is exactly the same but at the panel edge instead of in the field.
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welcome N/A to the forums...
head over to this here link and take care of your rookie problem...

since we don't know what size rabbet you want...
a rabbeting bit may take care of it...

if you need a larger rabbet than those bits can give you go w/ a straight bit or a mortising bit instead... a spiral bit would be over kill...
a clamp on straight guide is just the ticket for those two bits...
unless you already have an edge guide for your router...
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I don't know how you would do it with a router, but here's your rabbits.

Uh, that wasn't rabbets you meant, was it?

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Welcome...

Lots of videos available on YTube...search "rabbets with router"...

Here's Jim Heavey from Wood Magazine showing rabbets using table saw and router...router section starts at 12:54...he uses different techniques and bits to cut a rabbet...

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I have found this baseplate system is really great particularly for dados on large pieces.
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Theo,

Those are Hares ! LOL
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Glad you decided to join the fun. An edge guide is good for a dado, but for a rabbet, I would use a straight edge clamped to the long end, spaced so when the router's base rides against the straight edge, the bit bites into the ply exactly the width of the desired Rabbet. You can use a straight bit for this, but a 3/4 inch long mortising bit cuts a beautiful flat bottom. I'd do this in several passes, with the last one only shaving a slight bit of material for the best possible glue up finish.

With ply, the end grain really sops up the glue, so put two coats of glue on the end grain so it really fills all the nooks and crannies.

When you do this, mark the edge of the router that will ride against your straightedge. Otherwise you could rotate the router and have an uneven cut and a nasty surprise at glue up.

Here's a diagram of a bit with bearings showing the difference between top and bottom bearings, something that occasionally confuses me.
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Theo,

Those are Hares ! LOL
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The article I copied the picture from said rabbits. This is the US, we have rabbits, not hares. They look like Bugs Bunny. So rabbits they are.

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