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  1. I’m attempting to reproduce a small table for a friend. It requires corner dados (see illustration) for the installation of two lower shelves. I’ve never done a corner dado installation in the past and I’d welcome any advice on the best way to cut the angled dados (dado set, router, saw and chisel etc)?



  2. If you do an additional vertical cut down through the pin or tail that your trying to remove it will let you insert a wider blade and give you more space to turn the saw 90 degrees

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  3. Sorry....I wasn't thinking when I mentioned (above) only cutting the base of the pin sockets. This suggestion also works when cutting the bases of the tail sockets on the pin board (I guess that I'm used to cutting half-blinds only). 

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  4. I agree with pkinneb, I use a fret saw because it's smaller and can be turned 90 degrees easier than a coping saw. I assume that you're referring to cutting the base of the pin sockets on the tailboard? If this is case, I've also learned that making additional vertical relief cuts through the middle of the material being removed from the pin sockets improves my ability to turn the sawblade 90 degrees. 

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  5. Sorry guys...I mis phrased the question. The question is how you limit the drawer from pulling completely out of the cabinet? In the past I've used a small, narrow piece of wood screwed to the inside back of the drawer which can be rotated upward to stop against the outer drawer blade as I pulled the drawer out; however, I can't use this type on my latest project. 

  6. I just purchased a Grizzly GO 817. I really wanted to buy the Laguna 1412, but the soonest that it would be shipped was April 30 and i need to get moving on some projects. I wanted to buy an American made product but that was almost impossible. I settled for one made in Taiwan (a least it's not mainland China).

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  7. I’ve been making dovetail joints for a while now and I’m usually satisfied with the results; however, my pins are wider than the ones that I see in contemporary furniture. I’ve attempted to make them with the more narrow pins that are so popular today but I have trouble marking the tail margins on the pin board because my marking knife won’t reach into the narrow pin socket deep enough. I know that Rob Cosman sells a marking tool, but I’m sure that there are other tools being used. What are people using to to this..?