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Project by woodworm posted 2086 days ago 3477 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

Today I built Box Joint cutting jig on the Router Table and have tested it’s accuracy. It is ok.
I bought the bit at MLCS Woodworking and built the jig as suggested (shown in How to video) on their website. I also consulted their technical person on some issues like how to cut workpiece wider than the bit’s cutting height. I suggested to using the collet extension, and it works pretty good.

Overall, I’m happy with the purchase and the jig I built.

Thanks for viewing

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.





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Kerux

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#1 posted 2086 days ago

What is the height you can go before having to re figure the jig height?

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jcame

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#2 posted 2086 days ago

I have been wondering about these bits since they came out , thanks for posting.

-- Jed,Ala,jmwoodworks057.com

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woodworm

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#3 posted 2086 days ago

The maximum bit cutting height is 1-7/16” and the maximum cutting depth of 1/2” (max. workpiece thickness). My router’s maximum plunge capacity is around 2-1/2”. The jig base is 1/4” thick and the router table insert is 1/4” thick, leaving a span of 2” height. Meaning, my maximum width of the workpiece that can be cut using this bit and the jig is roughly 2”.

Considering the size of the router bit (1-7/8”D x 1-7/16”CH), it is safer to insert the maximum full length of bit shank, ie 1” iinside the router collet. And if I need to cut workpiece wider than 2” I can use the collet extension. But its a bit scary watching the bit protrudes 3” above the table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 2086 days ago

Yes Barry, that is a better alternative if we are malking a lot of repetitive cutting as you said.
Thanks for a good suggestion.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2086 days ago

The MLCS Video shows how to set up for the second cut on wider boards.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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woodworm

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#6 posted 2086 days ago

Thanks Dick & Barb Cain for the link to video. Actually I did try to paste a link to that video, but it did not through. You save me for d-day!

Thanks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Lenny

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#7 posted 2083 days ago

Hi Woodworm,

I notice that you view and offer kind comments on many projects posted here. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say hello and say that you did a fine job on the jig. I think I can safely say that I have never communicated with anyone in Malaysia before! Thank you for posting the information about the bit.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Skylark53

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#8 posted 1652 days ago

You do nice work. I love the woods. Using this bit and jig is still a bit intimidating for me. I hope to give it a try someday. Thank you for all your warm, encouraging words.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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olddutchman

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#9 posted 1540 days ago

Glad that it works. That is all You said about the bit. Does that mean that you would recommend it to us. Any drawbacks? Thanks for the post

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woodworm

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#10 posted 1540 days ago

Thanks Olddutchman,
I think this bit works well for thin and narrow workpiece. So apparently the drawbacks of this ”type” of bit is the stock’s width & thickness limitation (again I emphasized the word ”type” so as not to associate it with the ”brand name”).

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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