|Project by JD13||posted 08-07-2014 04:53 PM||6309 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
Big shout out to Ed Stiles and his awesome box joint jig. I need organization and storage space in the little corner of my 1-car garage I call my ‘shop’. So there are a lot of drawers in my future. Figured I needed a jig and after research – Ed nailed it. His video easily convinced me his jig was what I wanted. As I’m just getting started again, this was the hardest (most complex) thing I’ve built yet. With all the cutting and hardware, it was not a weekend project for me: took me 2 weekends and some night in-between (gluing, etc.). But I wanted to get it right. It is awesome!!! However, one HUGE caveat – and Ed made this clear – you need a 1/8” kerf or 1/4” kerf. Thought I did. After screwing up a LOT of scrap thinking I was counting wrong or positioning wrong – I did some deep dive troubleshooting step-by-step. Turns out I had a 3/32” kerf blade. Try cutting fingers in multiples of 1/8” with a 1/16” threaded rod with a 3/32” blade. I dare you. If you can, you’re up there with Sir Isaac Newton in my book, ‘cause you’ll need calculus and the quadratic equation to come close.
-- JD from Elk Grove