|Project by TheWoodfather||posted 02-04-2015 11:06 PM||6518 views||49 times favorited||23 comments|
This is my Single Blade Box Joint jig of my own design. It means I can easily make proper box joints without the need for a dado / stacked blade set.
How does it work? Your work pieces clamp to a sliding fence which follows a template via a ‘key’. You make your cut, slide the fence over and make another cut. The key limits the range of movement based on the cutting layout you have set up.
It only took an hour or so build this one, this is the second version, and the results are great.
The photos above show a joint in pine straight off the jig, then glued and sanded.
The drawer photos show two different box joint layouts, it takes literally two seconds to change your layout around. I haven’t pushed it too far with the different combinations available but I will try to do that soon. I’d like to make something that has a thick finger, two thin ones, one thick, one extra thick, etc. I think that would look really cool.
I’ve made a video of the build and you can also download the plans from my site thewoodfather.com by clicking here.
Let me know what you think, I’m rapt with how it turned out, but I’m 100% positive that people will be able to improve on it.
-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!