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  1. Portable Routing
    I use two edge guides when routing a dado along a long piece of wood. They hold the router steady from both sides of the wood to prevent any wandering. See attached photo
  2. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hi, This is my first post and I'm not only a newbie here at routerforums but I'm also a total newbie to woodworking to the point that I haven't even purchased a router or table saw yet. I have a very specific need for a project that will require making hundreds of evenly spaced dadoes/grooves...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Thanks for letting me join the forum. I consider myself more handy than an expert (or even amateur) woodworker. Over the years, I've dabbled with making pens, etc. However, I haven't invested in the tools to get more serious. So, I just bought a Bosch 1617EVSPK router. I am working on a router...
  4. Tools and Woodworking
    I just bought the referenced table saw intending to use it for dadoing. I have a stacked dado set and have ordered the dado insert which will include the dado washer. However, in checking out the setup for dados, I find that the riving fence will not retract below the table and sticks up about...
  5. Jigs and Fixtures
    Okay, it's a few years old now, but here is my variation of a dado jig for routers. It relies on pattern bits. You can use whichever size meets your needs. While it shares much in common with others dado jigs, I believe my modifications to the general design make it easier and quicker to use...
  6. General Routing
    Do any of you find a Dado blade for your table saw necessary, or do you, like I use a router for all you dados? I've had a number of people recommend lately that I get a dado blade for my saw, but I've managed for all these years to do all my dados with a router. My saw is awesome, but I don't...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I am a woodworker of sorts, although measured by time spent it would appear that I prefer to be in my gardens. That said I have a nice shop with three routers among a number of other tools (table saw, drill press, jointer, etc.). To get back into wood working, I thought I would make a crumb...
  8. Jigs and Fixtures
    I am trying to make some narrow spaced dadoes (1 3/4") for some shallow drawers. There will be eight drawers so clamping a straight edge for each dado would not be very accurate and would take a lot of time. My edge guide does not appear to suggest any way to help. The dado is 5mm x 1/4" to...
  9. General Routing
    I am building my first piece of furniture which will include what is basically a book case with a middle partition to create cubbies. The middle partition is 3/4 plywood. I am planning to dado the shelves into the sides of the frame (I don't want adjustable shelves). The trick is how to...
  10. Tools and Woodworking
    I am planning a built-in project in our guest room closet. It will house a TV, Printer and have file drawers below. My question is: What would be the best method to cut dados in the plywood sides? The unit will be about 78" tall, so cutting the dado on my table saw would be somewhat...
  11. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Howdy folks. First time posting. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions about what type of bit to use for routing dados in MDF to build bookshelves. Didn't know if certain cutting edges did better than others. I'm a pretty avid DIY'er with a lot of woodworking/construction :moil...
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