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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Oldwood on Yesterday at 07:22 AM »
Here is a sketch of what I was trying to describe. If you make the box long enough you can have the leg reverse in the box to do lefts and rights. The template guide would align the router bit with the mortise and you could put stops on the top of the box for the length of the mortise.
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Euclid on Yesterday at 05:19 AM »
A thousand-and-one things a clever boy can do with an MFS!

Any solution depends, obviously, on what equipment one has access to - and this probably won’t help Joe with his particular arsenal of routers…

But for someone to do this with limited resources… using the three(?) other leg components, or any other spare stock that is also 1.625” thick, there should be enough material upon which to lay a rail/straightedge/guide-of-some-sort (or possibly two, one either side of the dado line); could the dado then be made with a small palm router with a tilting base?

Assuming that any such tilting base would not also be plunging, it would mean beginning with the cutter already inserted into a pre-drilled hole; sounds rather awkward but with some care taken, could that work? My experience with routers is limited, so am curious to know if such a procedure would be advisable, or would it be asking for trouble?
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 03:27 AM »
LOL...old habits die hard Svar.   [big grin]

Great alternative thought on the MFS though, a hammer.

Maybe I should purchase that extra MFS 400 after all?
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Svar on Yesterday at 01:20 AM »
I’d use the MFS, a wedge, a router and then square the corners.
@Cheese, you are one hardcore MFS can. Someone would ask how to drive a nail and you'll suggest MFS.  [big grin]
I would do what Alex suggested and on a router table. Not necessarily a long wedge, perhaps pair of small ones.
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Cheese on September 13, 2019, 11:45 PM »
I guess I should have bought an MFS.   [blink]

I am thinking along the lines of building a template.

FWIW...there’s an MFS 400 for sale on the FOG for $275.  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

I still think your chaps schtik is super cool. I wish I was that creative.  [big grin]
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by deepcreek on September 13, 2019, 11:26 PM »
I’d use the MFS, a wedge, a router and then square the corners.

I guess I should have bought an MFS.   [blink]

I am thinking along the lines of building a template.
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Cheese on September 13, 2019, 11:06 PM »
I’d use the MFS, a wedge, a router and then square the corners.
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by deepcreek on September 13, 2019, 11:00 PM »
Begin with the side of the leg angled, so that the mortice is square to this side. Rout the mortice. Now saw away the side of the leg to create the angle you want to end with.

Regards from Perth

Derek

That would be an straight forward solution if I hadn't already milled the legs to size!    [embarassed]
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by Oldwood on September 13, 2019, 09:43 PM »
I would build a 3 sided plywood box that the leg would fit into with 1 leg 1/16 longer than the leg width so 1 + 11/16 and the other side long enough to bring the router base to the angle needed to route the mortise.

You can add stops and shims to make the mortise where you need it. A template guide would needed on the bottom of the router.  Just a clamp on the side of the box would hold the leg in place.

I hope that makes sense. It would be a lot easier to demonstrate than to explain for me ;)
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Festool How To... / Re: How Do I Make an Angled Dado?
« Last post by derekcohen on September 13, 2019, 09:32 PM »
Begin with the side of the leg angled, so that the mortice is square to this side. Rout the mortice. Now saw away the side of the leg to create the angle you want to end with.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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