Popular Woodworking 2003-04 № 133, страница 43

Popular Woodworking 2003-04 № 133, страница 43

The bars must be perpendicular to the fence, of course. The second fence is mounted so it can be adjusted toward or away from the fixed fence as shown in the photos.

Obviously, you cannot produce a dado narrower than the cutting diameter of the router bit, but you can do a wider one easily. Because the router is trapped between two fences, the feed direction is less of an issue and mis-cuts are unlikely.

The bases make it easy to adjust the cut width and to position the jig on simple layout marks. To do the former, use a scrap or two of the stock to be housed in the cut as gauges. Set them against the fixed-fence base, slide the adjustable fence into position and lock it down. To do the latter, align the fixed-fence directly on one of the marks, with a crossbar tight against the work's edge. Secure the jig to the work with two clamps. PW

Coming next issue: Bill Hylton shows you the best way to use your power tools to cut rabbets, another essential casework joint.

Cabinet sides ' clamped edge-to-edge

For stopped or blind dados, clamp stop blocks to the jig (rather than the work). Move the jig, and the stops move with it. Using the plunge base eases beginning and ending these cuts.

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