How to Cut a Dado on an Assembled Case
Cut the Dado the Same Way You Would if the Case Weren’t Assembled
Yep, its that simple. There is no special technique for adding a shelf into a case you stupidly already assembled because the hand tool approach is to take the tool to the wood. This means you just need a way to hold the case while you saw and chop away the dado. So really this video should be titled, “How to Cut a Dado”.
Lots of Ways to Cut DadosThe method shown above is probably my go to, most common method. But there are always other ways to get to the same place. Have you seen a dado or stair saw in action? You might want to these out: