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I wish I knew how to make them. I'd like to take a course in woodworking, but can't find one around here. Good job.
 

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When I try to use the Dato blade on my table-saw, The wood bounces and is very hard to hold straight. I can only cut the rabbets for the frame ledge by going in very small increments and making multiple cuts. Is there a trick?
 

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When I try to use the Dato blade on my table-saw, The wood bounces and is very hard to hold straight. I can only cut the rabbets for the frame ledge by going in very small increments and making multiple cuts. Is there a trick?
In situations like this: I've remedied it by doing a couple of different things. First, be sure to have nice sharp carbide toothed dado blade. Second, clamp a piece of wood to the saw table, on the opposite side of the blade, leaving just enough space for the work piece to be fed through the gap - in other words a guide strip. Or you could try cutting the frame rest rabbet in the other orientation, with the board flat on the saw table as it's fed through the blade.

When feeding the work piece oriented flat -vs- on edge, you can fasten a sacrificial fence to the saw fence, that holds the work piece firmly against the saw table as its fed past the blade - or featherboards can perform a similar function.
 
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