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Greene & Greene Box Joint Jig

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Project by Matthew Morris posted 12-09-2015 09:03 PM 2194 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jig is part of a larger project I am currently building, a Greene & Greene Gamble House Inspired Coffee Table. I built the jig and am sharing it so that others can use it or modify it to make great looking Greene & Greene box/finger joint drawers.

The secret to this jig is the plywood blocks. They are cut with the width of the blade in mind. In the first cut for the drawer fronts, one block is a 1/4” wider then the opening to account for the blade. In the second cut, for the drawer sides, the block is 1/4” thinner to again account for the blade. Using blue tape and feeler gauges for shims I am able to dial in the drawer sides cut so that I can make drawers all day with the same repeatable results.

Watch the video on how you can build this jig (may take a minute to load).

View on YouTube

Tools I used in this video:
Frued Box Joint Cutter Set: http://amzn.to/1jNqnXJ
Starrett Feeler Gauges: http://amzn.to/1jNquCn
Incra Guaranteed Square: http://amzn.to/1YXLg2e
Forrest Woodworker II: http://amzn.to/1YXLhmK

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-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 10:53 PM

Nice post, thx for sharing. It will halp many of us perfect the G&G lookwhick I love.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Matthew Morris

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 11:23 PM

Thanks Ken! Glad you liked it. If you are interested in Greene & Greene you should check out my other projects here and on my website (www.mmwoodstudio.com). Gamble House Rocking Chair, Arm Chair, Site Table, etc.


Nice post, thx for sharing. It will halp many of us perfect the G&G lookwhick I love.

- Ken90712


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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observer100

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 11:52 PM

Excellent video Matthew. I did not even have to adjust the volume down when you ran the table saw! I appreciate when you found a mistake that was created and walked through the fix. Really like all the precision that was achieved.

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Matthew Morris

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#4 posted 12-10-2015 12:01 AM

Glad you liked it! The high tool noises…I make a lot of videos and watch some as well. I make sure to bring the level down on those.

Hope the sled and blocks help!


Excellent video Matthew. I did not even have to adjust the volume down when you ran the table saw! I appreciate when you found a mistake that was created and walked through the fix. Really like all the precision that was achieved.

- observer100


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 03:32 AM

Hey! We met at the show at the Ventura Woodcraft store (I think it was October?)! I was the “old guy” with the fedora. I still have your card…I didn’t realize until I got home that it was made of wood. Folks, Matthew had a chair there that was an absolutely spectacular example of G&G!

I’d like to welcome you to the best woodworking forum on the internet.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Matthew Morris

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 04:32 AM

Sweet! I’ve been on here for a bit. I forget to post though!

Yes it was in October. Just after Woodworking in America. Was a pleasure to meet you.


Hey! We met at the show at the Ventura Woodcraft store (I think it was October?)! I was the “old guy” with the fedora. I still have your card…I didn t realize until I got home that it was made of wood. Folks, Matthew had a chair there that was an absolutely spectacular example of G&G!

I d like to welcome you to the best woodworking forum on the internet.

- Dark_Lightning


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 02:43 PM

great sled and video!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Matthew Morris

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 03:35 PM

Thanks Peter!


great sled and video!

- Woodbridge


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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