In the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking we make a micro-adjustable, multi-feature box joint machine that just might kill the dovetail forever. And then Stumpy tells the farmers where to stick it.
This box joint machine has a lead screw advance and a template option, smooth, non binding sliding carriage, and a quick release so you don’t have to crank it all the way back. Plus, it will handle the biggest of jobs, and the best part is, you can build it for CHEAP.
One feature I forgot to add in the video is that you can use this to make unique joints with varying finger widths without swapping templates back and forth. And, it offers the best of both worlds- the easy adjustabillity of a lead screw driven system AND the option of using fixed templates for when you just don;t want to turn the crank!
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