Use a marking gauge or very carefully using any other measuring device.
Using a wide bench chisel, place the bevel side towards the waste and hit lightly on a perpendicular plane to your workpiece. This makes a definitive guide for your saw and cuts the surface wood across the grain to avoid splintering.
Using a cross cut saw, cut down the shoulder lines being careful not to go too deep.
Using the same perpendicular strategy, work your way across the entire waste portion of the dado.
Using a stabbing motion with the bevel up, pare out the waste in the joint.
Diagonal chops with your bench chisel can help to relieve some of the pressure in the waste but be careful not to fracture the shoulder lines of your dado with the shaft of your chisel.
There is a collective nostalgia about certain portions of the 1980s; that decade held a strange middle ground between the fast-paced era of high Internet technology, and the simpler, grittier ages that came before. A sense of dystopia arose on the horizon, as neoliberal capitalism joined forces with rugged individualism beneath the banner of the Cold War. One of the shining lights of the 1980s is the romantic tinge to so much of the media—a certain glamour that sparkled on the silver screen. It was as if the cinematography took tips from the Golden Age of Hollywood, when the bright lights made the actors, already larger than life, burst from the screen like cultural gods. Within the genre of romance movies from the 1980s, a great range also existed. From the incredibly self-serious, to the profoundly silly, we saw an incredible array of exploration into the nature of love and lust. Some of the great early films focused on non-hetero relationships also started being made, showcasing LGBTQ+ relationships in a different way, taking what had once been more avant-garde (more “artsy”) and allowing it to be seen by more mainstream crowds.