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This is a box joint jig I made a few weeks ago. I’ve never used box joints so I thought I would give it a try. After seeing others on LJ’s, I think I made it overly complicated. I designed after the one at Rockler. It’s not pretty, but It does seem to work well.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 05-23-2009 03:52 AM

If it works, that’s all that matters. Looks to be very functional.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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lew

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 04:13 AM

It looks really strong and well made.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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woodworm

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 06:42 AM

The design looks impressive.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Bureaucrat

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 07:13 AM

I use a jig to cut box joints on my TS. Compared to my jig, yours is a beauty queen. But as Cabinetmaster said: “if it works…

-- Gary

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blockhead

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 07:35 AM

Thanks a lot LJ’s. Yes Bureaucrat, I would have to agree with Cabinetmaster, working is the important thing.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 03:52 PM

Great jig and looks good too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 04:12 PM

Neat jig.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 05-23-2009 07:42 PM

Wow I don’t know how I missed this Brad very clean build and good Jig

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 05:51 AM

Nice one Brad.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Routerisstillmyname

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#10 posted 06-10-2009 08:51 PM

clean work.
Good thing about this type of jig is as long as your router bit and the guide strip match in size, you can do different size joints and not just standard.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 06-10-2009 09:13 PM

Wow that will work well . I like the incra jig for box joints never fails, but this is a great idea.I wish I had thought of this , as there seems to be so many jigs for box joints but this one is cool.” well done” Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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lou

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#12 posted 06-28-2009 11:02 PM

box joints are fun and easy.you will love em.

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 06-29-2009 12:03 AM

It looks like you have an oversized opening just to the right of the Control Peg…

Why?

I’m not familair with the Rockler design.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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blockhead

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#14 posted 06-29-2009 05:41 PM

Thanks again for the kind words LJ’s. Joe- the opening is from the 1/2” upspiral bit I used when making the knothead box. The opening is in the sacrificial fence. Here is a link to the Rockler jig.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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bigike

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#15 posted 03-27-2010 03:31 PM

good work u just save about $70

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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