Preparing the staves for the bottom

Cut dadoes across the inside faces of the staves for the bottom with a similar setup you used for crosscutting the staves. Adjust the width of the dado head to 3A inch and tilt the blades to the same angle you measured in step 2. Set the cutting height to 3/s inch. Clamp the stop block to the miter gauge extension to locate the dado 3A inch from the bottom of the staves. Angle the miter gauge as you did in the previous step to compensate for the tapered sides of the staves. Hold the workpiece flush against the extension and the stop block as you feed it across the saw table (above).

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