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Project by Chris Cook posted 01-08-2017 08:02 PM 1105 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after mulling over the Incra Box Joint Jig for two weeks, I decided to make a box joint jig. The Incra jig is quite nice and I do think it is nearly worth the price. However, I need to see how much I’ll use one. If this one comes up lacking, I may end up purchasing the Incra.

I basically made a very small cross-cut sled that I could adapt.

In my past experience in making this type of jig, I ended up using small parts for the spacing that I could pop in with double-sided tape.

I also adapted my plastic mirrors to keep an eye on my fingers during the process. This is something I added to my cross-cut sled years ago (also got the tip published in Wood Magazine, $100 yay!)

I also added a small ride along box to keep all the little parts

The box has a magnetic latch top.

C

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""





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EugdOT

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#1 posted 01-08-2017 09:37 PM

nice work, really like that mirror tip, thanks for sharing.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 02:29 AM



nice work, really like that mirror tip, thanks for sharing.

- EugdOT

Very nice!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jerry

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#3 posted 01-09-2017 02:36 AM

Nice job Chris, hope it works out well for you.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 01-09-2017 06:58 AM

Wow, looks like will be very useful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 03:52 PM

You did a nice job on this jig. It will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 01-09-2017 04:48 PM

a very nice looking jig …. and like you hard to justify that money …when might only use it a small number of times
GREAT JOB :<)

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Chris Cook

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#7 posted 01-10-2017 11:50 PM

Thanks Everyone and GO TIGERS!! Clemson WINS THE NATTY!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#8 posted 01-11-2017 03:04 AM

Great job Chris. Keep it up.

-- Evern49

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Roger

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#9 posted 01-13-2017 01:12 PM

Very snazzy jig Chris

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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