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Project by kiefer posted 10-19-2015 11:52 PM 2405 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought why build another sled to cut box joints when I have a good sled that I simply slide the box joint jig onto and not have another sled hanging around .
This jig is based on Jim Steinbrecher’s original design on which I think I made a few refinements starting by replacing the metal pin with an oak blade .The blade is attached to a block and the part of the blade that engages into the spacers is sized to a saw cut that I made into a scrap piece that way I got a exact size as most blades will cut a slightly larger then the size measured of the blade tooth .the second item I changed are the spacers ,I used HDF laminate flooring and cut about double the amount needed and then sorted them by size using a caliper and kept only the once that where same thickness to within one thousands of an inch. other then that it is pretty much like the original design but I can simply slip this jig on my sled’s T track and tighten two wing nuts and it is ready to go . I also made a material carrier which is straight forward as you can see from the pictures .

The first joint turned out OK but a little tight which is easily corrected .
I am also thinking of another design that I may also build but we will see how this one works out .

Questions and comments welcome as feedback is always useful >


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 10-20-2015 12:45 AM

Way to go, Klaus. Nice addition to the previous jig!!

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#2 posted 10-20-2015 12:52 AM

That is awesome and very well thought out. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 10-20-2015 01:08 AM

Nice jig there Klaus! That ought to be a huge help in the shop!

-- 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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#4 posted 10-20-2015 02:28 AM

Good use for flooring scraps.


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#5 posted 10-20-2015 03:47 AM

Well executed and should be a nice addition.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 10-20-2015 06:20 AM

Nice job, Klaus. I think I’ll try some flooring for the spacers on my jig.


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#7 posted 10-20-2015 06:40 AM

Nice jig. I recently built one of same design too.
I like your built-in clamps, and the vertical stop on the outside is clever, for fast displacement of the boxfingers.

Good job

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#8 posted 10-20-2015 09:02 AM

Very nice set-up. You can never have too many jigs/tools in the shop.

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#9 posted 10-20-2015 09:14 AM

This is one serious jig! Can’t wait to see boxes.

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#10 posted 10-20-2015 10:59 AM


-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#11 posted 10-20-2015 12:00 PM

Klaus, as always yet another fine job. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more boxes.

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#12 posted 10-20-2015 12:01 PM

Klaus, as always yet another fine job. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more boxes.

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#13 posted 10-20-2015 02:49 PM

Klaus, this is nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 10-20-2015 04:23 PM

Do you sleep at night? LOL! Keep on engineering Klaus!

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#15 posted 10-20-2015 07:02 PM

I think that a lot of people are pretending to understand how this jig works.
This one flew right by me.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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