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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Good Peoples,

I am making a Trivet, (see attachment - metric measurements) and need some advice please.

Cutting the slats/bars are complete, but I don't know the best/easiest way to cut the 1/4" dados in the feet and the end blocks.

I have a Kreg Precision Benchtop Router Table with a Dewalt DW621 Router. Ideally, I would like to use the router as I don't have a dado blade for my table saw.

The problem is how do I make these cuts consistently and accurately? If I have to make a jig, what sort as it only has the one (mitre) slot at the front of the table.

Any ideas please?
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I would suggest using the (box spacer jig from OP ) run a wide board over the bit and then cut off some strips to hold the long sticks in place, just like making some box joints so to speak. but not showing the end grain..but use some good hardwood they will want to snap off easy at glue up time.


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Hi Good Peoples,

I am making a Trivet, (see attachment - metric measurements) and need some advice please.

Cutting the slats/bars are complete, but I don't know the best/easiest way to cut the 1/4" dados in the feet and the end blocks.

I have a Kreg Precision Benchtop Router Table with a Dewalt DW621 Router. Ideally, I would like to use the router as I don't have a dado blade for my table saw.

The problem is how do I make these cuts consistently and accurately? If I have to make a jig, what sort as it only has the one (mitre) slot at the front of the table.

Any ideas please?



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N/A, the feet for your project are easily cut with a box joint jig as BJ mentioned. Add the width of your saw blade X4 to the width of each foot X 5; this is the ideal width to work with. Be sure to use a push block to reduce tear out.

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Thanks to both of you for the help and suggestions. That Oak Park Jig looks great, but as I am in Ozstralia and want to finish the job reasonably soon, buying it was not an option, so I knocked up a similar jig today and it works....... much to my surprise and satisfaction.
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It just so happens there are several of the Oak Park jigs in Oz; near Perth and near Sydney. I'm glad to hear you made a jig and were able to finish your project... good on ya!

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