|Project by Wingstress||posted 02-07-2009 07:09 AM||8628 views||40 times favorited||9 comments|
I was at a woodworking show in Springfield Ma a couple weeks ago and there was a guy from woodline who was trying to sell a box cutting joint made out of delrin. It seemed really simple. It was basically just a square dowel sticking out of a flat plate. So I went to home depot and bought a .25-inch hardwood square dowel for 77 cents and then put a dado in a piece of scrape plywood and then glued the dowel in place. I then made a push block out of plywood and a 2X4. I used a bronze gauge block to set the groove width and started cutting. It turned out to work pretty well. I had to put a bunch of screw down knobs to hold it down because the plywood had a slight bow that affected the depth of cut measurement. After a few knobs, it laid nice and flat.
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT