Perfect dadoes; no jig
Jer Schmidt breaks it down to its simplest form: a straightedge, a spacer that matches your bit, and a piece of scrap.
One thing that I love about this video from Jer Schmidt is that it simplifies a process that many of us have a tendency to overcomplicate. It doesn’t seem like it should be difficult, but precisely routing a dado to match a piece of existing stock can prove to be a daunting process sometimes. In Jer’s video, he breaks it down to its simplest form: a straightedge, a spacer that matches your bit, and a piece of scrap. Even if you have a fancy jig for this task (they really are so choice), this short video is worth watching—it just might save your keister one day!
On a side note, in writing this blog I now see that Jer is starting to post videos on YouTube again. I’m very excited about this! Jer is a brilliant maker, and his absence from the community was felt by many, including myself. Check out his newest video where he begins making a dust collector from scratch… yes… a dust collector from scratch!
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