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I am trying to make a slot (dado) in the bottom of a piece of 2 inch dia.doweling. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to hold it steady against the fence without harming my fingers,wanting to keep them all(fingers) for a bit longer.
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Hi dautterguy

here's just two ways to do it

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The first thing that popped into my head, is to use a large handscrew clamp. If your only cutting 1, I would put another at the opposite end to keep everything parallel. If cutting more than 1, line them up, and cut several at once (I'm assuming your routing the ends?). Then clamp something to the table for a fence thats short enough to not to interfere with the handles and screws on the clamp.

I've not been in my shop for a few days because I'm fighting a head cold. And not thinking clearly enough to feel safe using power tools. So you might want someone else's opinion on this before trying.

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Thanks Guys,Having not been feeling well my diddly darn self,I am up and running again. I will try the Horizontal Jig,that best suits my need. A long dado,the length of the dowel. Thanks again.
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Hi DAUTTERGUY

You'er Welcome for my small part

You can also use this type of jig just like a Lathe on your router table,to taper the stock or put in taper flutes with a easy to made indexing block on one end of the jig..by using a cove bit for the flute and a bottom bit...for the taper...the bottom bit will do a nice job if you start with some Sq.stock..

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Thanks Guys,Having not been feeling well my diddly darn self,I am up and running again. I will try the Horizontal Jig,that best suits my need. A long dado,the length of the dowel. Thanks again.



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