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Single tablesawblade box joint jig - Fully adjustable!

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Project by Sheisserick posted 10-09-2015 11:46 AM 3703 views 22 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hiya Lumberjocks

I stumbled over this design about a year ago, and knew immediately I had to get one of these.
Credit for the design should go to Jim Steinbrecher who posted a video about it.

The versatility is just great. You can set the size of the fingers in any order or sizes as you please.
Simply swap the little plywood spacers to any pattern you like, and go!

The only critical part is getting a nail that fits the whit of your sawblade. I had to adjust mine with a little thin foil-tape.

This jig is just so easy to use! Cant believe I waited a year to build it.

/Kim

-- I doubt, therefore I might be





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majuvla

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#1 posted 10-09-2015 12:45 PM

Nicely done. I like the way you pointed danger.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 10-09-2015 01:01 PM

Nice build! Making box joints should be a pleasure now!

I’ve seen this jig while ago doing a box joint search on YouTube. It very interesting to see how many ways you can make box joints. This seems like a great way to make them because like you said you can change the fingers easily for different configurations .

Someday I may make this jig but of now I just use my Horizontal Slot Machine to make box joints.

Nice work Thanks for sharing!

PS edit, LOL! I just clicked on your video link… That’s the same one I watched!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Sheisserick

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#3 posted 10-09-2015 02:41 PM

Yeah, I stumbled upon it a late night last year. I didn’t save the title of the video, and lost it.

I had to browse some 10-15 jig builds before I found the right one again.
Most jigs are the same type, as the one Steve Ramsey posted a video of.

Now its built, and I think many can have much joy of it.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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RogerM

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#4 posted 10-09-2015 03:49 PM

I have a box joint jig but I think I will give this one a go also. Thanks for the link and sharing.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 10-09-2015 06:04 PM

Hello

Your tablesaw is a bosch

What is the reference ?

You have done a good job

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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George_SA

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#6 posted 10-09-2015 06:21 PM

Cool jig. I like the simplicity of it. I also made one
There is a nice video on the Woodfathers website explaing how to make the setup for variable width joints.

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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Trepedor

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#7 posted 10-10-2015 10:52 AM

I like the simplicity of the jig (read, it doesn’t require an engineering degree…). Super flexible too. Great job!

-- David, Alabama {insert ultra witty quote or phrase here}

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Sheisserick

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#8 posted 10-10-2015 12:24 PM

True Trepedor. I seem to have left out a front-picture of the sliding part of the jig.
Here it is. Pretty simple L shape.

At Diggerjacks: My tablesaw is just the green Bosch, “PST 10”. Its not the “GTS 10” which costs 3 times as much.

/Sheisserick

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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George_SA

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#9 posted 10-10-2015 05:53 PM

As you say “The only critical part is getting a nail that fits the whit of your sawblade” I was playing with the ide of using a screw flatened on two sides to give an oval shape (with the narrow width of the oval a little bit less then the blade and the fat side of the oval thicker than the blade) which would give one some adjustability by turning the screw. Fortunately for me my blade is 3mm and therefore I could use an old 3mm twist drill as a pin.

I like your solution to adjust the thickness of the pin. Plain and simple. Better than my original idea.

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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TheWoodfather

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#10 posted 11-06-2015 01:08 AM

Hey sweet, my design is still going strong :-)
Nicely done!

http://www.thewoodfather.com/projects/single-blade-box-joint-jig-plans/

-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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