Practice making a box joint

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Blog entry by mcombs posted 01-29-2011 01:08 PM 987 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been away from working with wood for a while. So I am going back to the basics. A couple of future project require that I make some box joint; so that is where I’m starting.

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 02:46 PM

Welcome back.

Looks like you are doing a box joint there and is perfectly fine for box and drawer construction. Dovetail joints have a +/- 7degree taper in the pins and tails. Keep practicing you will get the hang of it in no time.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 03:04 PM

Thanks Marc5,still learning the lingo too. : )

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 03:21 PM

First off, welcome back to the shop! Any interlocking type of joint looks cool, especially with the contrast of end grain vs side grain when finish is applied. If your next project requires drawers you will see the fundamental strength and purpose of the classic dovetail. Besides, I bet you could cut anything on that massive powermatic bandsaw. Thank you for sharing and take care.

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#4 posted 01-30-2011 07:38 PM

That is a brute of as bandsaw!
I know I just read about box-joinery in an old shop notes…I will look around

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 01-30-2011 08:45 PM

welcome back, why not make a jig for the box joints?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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