Tonight is a simple project, kind of…
I need box joint jigs, for 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2”
The big issue is going to be getting the required pieces but, safely.
My thought process is to take several pieces of walnut scrap, plane them down to 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” thick respectively, then rip them to width after sacrificing some scrap to make certain I have the width correct.
Once I have the indexing pins made the rest should be easy peasy, with one caveat.
My table saw is a Ryobi BT3100 with a sliding miter table. The miter fence on that isn’t like your usual miter gauge, I need to figure out a way to secure the jig to the fence. I figure going over and behind the fence in U fashion, and then using a threaded star knob / bolt / insert, and jam nut setup to tension to the fence should work… Not as neat and pretty as a regular miter fence… I do have slots on my saw, and after painstaking alignment, they are lined up. I might have to just grab a basic miter gauge for this function…
I guess it might be time to grab that Incra V27… And get to making boxes!
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