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help please?

I'm in the middle of building a utensil holder for a baker friend of mine. She needs a slot in the top for her dough cutters. They are very thin metal so the slot doesn't have to be thick.

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This is the piece before glue up.

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The final picture shows where the slot needs to be. I did a quick drawing with pencil. My question is should I do the slot before or after I finish the glue up. I'm thinking about just using my table saw as it needs to be at least 2" deep. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-30-2013, 02:03 PM
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Seems like using a dado blade or a couple of passes with the regular saw blade on your table saw would work fine. The way the end pieces appear to attach, a thru dado would looks like it would work. I'm make the slot in several passes rather than trying to plow that much in one pass.
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Yep.... Table Saw!

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After the glue-up, with the table saw.
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OR...you could use 1/" Hardboard, cut some 1/4" strips for edges and dividers and then glue on an outer layer


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It matters if the slot also needs to pass through the ends or if it would be desirable to use the ends to stop the slot. You might have better "finish" if you do an intermediate glue up of the two middle dividers, and when the glue is dry cut the slot and then glue the end caps to the holder.
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That seems like a much safer idea mission. I think that may be the ticket. Thanks all for the suggestions.
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I talked to my friend and she likes that idea better than a slot in the wood. Mainly for dust and food particles getting into the slot. Thanks again for all the suggestions. Greatly appreciated.
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