|Project by indplswoodworking||posted 05-18-2014 06:23 PM||6168 views||13 times favorited||15 comments|
This project was way more challenging than I expected. I took me three tries to finally get it right and I had to make a slight alteration to the final version. A great way to lock together long pieces of 4mm okoume plywood and instead of trying to disguise the joint you showcase it. In addition it locks together and minimizes the amount of clamping required. The secret to this jig is using an inlay cutter bit and bushing in your router. The first uploaded photo above shows the guide and bushing atop the router. Very difficult to create but provides a awesome looking seam. I intentional mismatched the grain on the joint to better showcase it once it is lacquered and finished.
Side note , I am building a 15ft kayak and this is required to join two 8ft pieces of plywood together for the hull of boat. I tried to do a traditional 8:1 scarf joint with a block plane and I have the UTMOST respect for the hand-tool guys out there. Give me something with a cord on it any day!