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Not too hard to do by the way...

I would like a simple answer to a basic question.

I was impressed by BJ's dado jig and my question is....

What is the simplest way to route a 1" (or 40MM or whatever) slot in a piece of mdf 36x 8? And have a nice tight fit for the guide bushing.

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James, I made mine with 2 pieces of laminate flooring. I used the intended guide as a spacer and then attached the ends.

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James, I made mine with 2 pieces of laminate flooring. I used the intended guide as a spacer and then attached the ends.
See what I mean, I did not think of such a simple solution...

And they would already be trimmed to size.

I was looking at Laminate flooring for box panels as they come in so many timber patterns/colours.

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James, Then, you would have to call a lot of us idiots. We tell everyone that there is no thing as a stupid question, We have all had our moments. So i say, If you have just made a note to yourself about this. You will not ever forget, and you will be a very smart person.!

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Does this super simple way solve you problem James. Post #10


http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...pped-slot.html

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Does this super simple way solve you problem James. Post #10
Looks like this also might solve my problem of how to route a non-through, rounded-corner rectangle in a smallish piece. I don't see why I can't mount those side pieces wider than the router, and trace out a bigger rectangle, then route out the middle bits. I would think a core box for the perimeter followed by a straight bit for the middle.

Not trying to thread jack, but I can see how this would be useful for my pipe caddy (there's another thread on it somewhere).

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http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...pped-slot.html

Harry, BJ3,

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Sorry for the late reply, I was just going back through some old posts.

Yes, thanks - problem solved.

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Harry, BJ3,

Between the two of you, no question remains unanswered............

Sorry for the late reply, I was just going back through some old posts.

Yes, thanks - problem solved.

Looks like a camplate? and skis have been added to the rainy day list.

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Considering once again what you wanted to achieve James, It dawned on me to remind you of the way that I make templates by gluing four pieces all ripped on the table saw and gluing them together, leaving an opening twice the offset wider than the slot or or groove you require. I'm sure that by now you can calculate offsets.
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I did something similar over the winter to a 30" wide piece of MDF.
What I did was clamp a board to the work piece to ride the edge of the router table.
Then moved it over as needed. Turned out pretty good that way as well I think. Mine went through on both ends though.
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