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Begin with an oversize blank. (This blank will be ripped into thin individual

Next mount dado blade and attach an auxiliary fence to the miter gauge. To

workpieces later, see Step 6.) Then layaHgub layout marks to the blade, cut a not h all the notches at one time.

and draw a line to show edge of notch.

workpieces later, see Step 6.) Then layaHgub layout marks to the blade, cut a not all the notches at one time.

and draw a line to show edge of notch.

Now, raise the dado blade to half the on a test piece. The height (width) of this piece must equal the thickness ofthe blank.

pieces. If necessary, adjust the height of the blade until the pieces fit flush.

Now, raise the dado blade to half the

4 After making a similar cut on another ______________ ________________________ test piece, check the fit of the two on a test piece. The height (width) of this piece must equal the thickness ofthe blank.

pieces. If necessary, adjust the height of the blade until the pieces fit flush.

auxiliary fence won't support a long blank along its entire length. So the blank will need to be flipped end for end.

INDEXING jig? Of course, you could avoid the layout by using an indexingjig to cut the edge laps. But ajig isn't foolproof either. It requires time for setup. And the setup has to be perfect, or the results won't be. You're back to the same old "creep" problem.

plete, I cut to the lines. This may sound hit or-miss

lapis on all the workpi

(If the edge laps don't line up across the pieces, the grid won't fit together square.)

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