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Dados, Rabbets, and Grooves

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Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

To me one the real joys of woodworking is that hand tools and power tools can so effectively complement each other. There are days when my shop is a raucous cacophony of whirling cutters and singing blades and other days where hours of tranquilly reflective work create the Zen of Woodworking atmosphere that we often romanticize as the only way, and I enjoy every day.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

Chuck has been building furniture since he was 12. For ten years he worked at Irion Company Furniture Makers leaving as head of their chair and casework production. Since 1991, he has earned a reputation as a builder of the highest quality 18th century reproduction furniture. In 2007, he started the Acanthus Workshop to become a woodworking mentor, instructor and author. In 2013 He worked for Popular Woodworking Magazine as a senior editor. In 2014 he ventured out on his own and with a couple of woodworkers and helped co-found 360 Woodworking. Fast forward to 2021 and Chuck is focusing on furniture building, classes from Chuck Bender Woodworking, and educating for The Woodworking Shows


The versatility of the table saw doesn’t shine any better than when it’s put to use making joints. In one form or another, most of those joints involve removing material to create a dado or rabbet. Chuck Bender shows you multiple ways of making these essential woodworking joints.