Finger joint splintering?
From Steve Waldrop, via e-mail:
Just received my Shopsmith Dado Set this weekend. Made the finger joint jig shown in the Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone book that I received when I purchased my Shopsmith (July 2000). The jig works great except that I'm having a problem with the wood (pine and ash) splintering on the outside edge as the dado blades come through the edge. Any tips?
You have two choices, Steve:
1. Use a scrap piece of 1/8-inch paneling or hardboard as a “backup” between your workpiece and the Miter Gauge when making your cuts. Don't forget to move your scrap stock to a “fresh” spot for each cut.
2. Attach a piece of masking (or duct) tape across your workpiece on its “exit” side. Remove it after making your cuts. Hope these help!
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