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Making Dados deeper

I recently made a series of dados for a bookshelf and they are maybe 1/16th too shallow. What is the easiest way to fix this?

I am a hobbyist so teaching myself as I go. I don't have a router plane or anything like that. It's probably something I should get for cleaning them up in general so maybe I will. Should I just set up my router and make the dados again?
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nothing will be "easy"

It will be difficult to get another pass with a router exactly lined up .... unless you can use a dado bit with an top bearing to ride in the sides of the existing dado.



You may want a bit smaller than your dado is now, especially if it's for the new undersize plywood...?

Other than that, you would have to run down the center of the dado, carefully, and hand chisel out the sides and remainder in the center at 1/16" deeper.

OR you can short cut your shelves by 1/8" total...?

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Cutting the shelves will probably be the way I go.
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OR you can short cut your shelves by 1/8" total...?
This is probably the easiest solution that will probably give the best results.
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