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STOPPED-DADO JIG

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Fast & Repeatable Stopped Dadoes. For some projects, you don’t want the dado to be visible but you want the strength a dado joint provides. This jig is one solution. It features a stop to create a dado that stops short of the appearance edge of the project.

The jig is made from 1⁄2" plywood and 1⁄4" hardboard. Dadoes in the fence form a T-track to house a carriage bolt used to lock the stop in place with a star knob. A hardboard clamping ledge extends off of one end of the cleat. A dado routed in the cleat makes it easy to align the jig with the layout line for the dado. Then simply rout until the router contacts the stop.

 ??  ?? To create stopped dadoes, a shop-made jig uses a T-track to position the stop along the fence. You can also make a similar setup using 3⁄4" plywood and aluminum T-track. The cleat positions the fence for accurate routing.
To create stopped dadoes, a shop-made jig uses a T-track to position the stop along the fence. You can also make a similar setup using 3⁄4" plywood and aluminum T-track. The cleat positions the fence for accurate routing.

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