Self Positioning Dado Guide

A logical extension of the fence and locatingjig "co-operative" is this all-in-one jig. The locating jig is glued to the underside of the fence, and the router rides on it. In the version shown in the photo on page 228, you mark—two tick-marks per dado are all you need—one edge of the dado to be cut, align the edge of the guide with the marks, then clamp it.

Although I've never done it, it would be easy to incorporate a crossbar, so you could align and square the guide on a single mark.

The guide is quick and easy to make, so you can cobble up a short one for narrow work and a long one for dadoing both of those base cabinet sides at one time.

To make the guide, glue the fence to a strip of hardboard or thin

Using the locatingjig is as simple as aligning one of its edges with the layout mark and then butting the T-s/ptare against the other edge. The T-square's crossltar will ensure that the fence is square to the edge.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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