Gauge Block

How many shims does it lake to make a perfect-fitting dado You could figure it out with calipers and math, hut it's much easier to use a gauge block. The ga.ige block is the exact thickness of a dado made without shims For undersize 3 4< in. plywood, make a gauge block that's 11 16 in. thick. Confirm die gauge block's thickness by fitting it into an I I 16-in.dado, Place the block next to a piece of the 3 4-in. plywood. Stack shuns, one by one, on top ol the block until the slack is even with...

Spade Foot

Advanced jointer techniques yield smooth, consistent tapers. iter I learned to cut tapered legs on the jointer, I never went back to my handsaw or tablcsaw. Legs cut on the jointer take less time and, best of all, require a whole lot less sanding. This is especially true with the sjxidc-foot design in which the jointer's cutterhead automatically creates the sweep above the spade foot. The same leg cut on a handsaw would require hand shaping and sanding to finish the profile. All three legs...