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Project by Desert_Woodworker posted 02-18-2017 02:44 AM 1508 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box joint jig- the original idea for this comes from http://www.tailmaker.net/clamping-jig.html the design is for CNC machining but it could be done without a CNC. I used his parameters and I adjusted it to my machine. I completed it and it works Great! From a small 3×3” to an 8×12” box. 5-stars for a clamp, but here is the $price breakdown- The cost of the materials, computer design time (CAD), machine time (CAM), materials- approximately $150 for this proto-type. Rockler sells a device for about $32 which looks like it would work for me. Best to your “clamping” methods.

-- Desert_Woodworker





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papadan

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 03:28 AM

Box CLAMPING jig, not a box joint jig. BIG difference

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 04:14 AM

Box joint or


Box CLAMPING jig, not a box joint jig. BIG difference

- papadan


“BIG difference” then you don’t state what is the big difference! Jig or Fixture- this clamp works on box joints.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 04:23 AM

super nifty to clamp any box together. fantastic idea, everyone needs one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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kiefer

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 04:42 AM

You may also want to look at this jig which is less complex and can be used on many different types of joints .

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/120593

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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majuvla

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 08:44 AM

You made not only functional jig, it actualy looks very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 12:41 PM

It looks like a great jig and clamp and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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toyguy

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#7 posted 02-18-2017 04:56 PM

Your box clamp looks good. But calling it a box joint jig is a bit miss leading. What is commonly called a box joint is the same as a finger joint. As pictured. And there is a number of jigs out there to build them…..... Just trying to explain papadan’s remarks above….........see picture

Box Joint

””A finger joint, also known as a comb or box joint, is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary rectangular cuts in two pieces of wood, which are then glued. To visualize a finger joint simply interlock the fingers of your hands at a ninety degree angle; hence the name “finger joint.”””“

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 02-18-2017 05:44 PM



Your box clamp looks good. But calling it a box joint jig is a bit miss leading. What is commonly called a box joint is the same as a finger joint. As pictured. And there is a number of jigs out there to build them…..... Just trying to explain papadan s remarks above….........see picture

Box Joint

””A finger joint, also known as a comb or box joint, is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary rectangular cuts in two pieces of wood, which are then glued. To visualize a finger joint simply interlock the fingers of your hands at a ninety degree angle; hence the name “finger joint.”””“

- toyguy

Thank you everybody for viewing and commenting on this project. I will admit that calling it a jig or fixture was a mistake- The reason for referring to it as a “box joint jig” is what the original author calls it. In retrospect I’d call it a “clamp”. A good Forum question “What is the difference between a jig and fixture” best to everyone

-- Desert_Woodworker

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NormG

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 06:45 PM

Great idea, very useful for sure

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

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MShort

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#10 posted 02-19-2017 02:19 AM

Excellent project !

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Chris Cook

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#11 posted 02-19-2017 02:47 AM

Good job and let’s call it a “Box joint clamping jig”

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

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 02-20-2017 02:33 PM

Wow! Looks great!

That sure would tone down the panic when trying to apply glue, fit together, find cauls, find clamps, align cauls and clamps, tighten clamps, then check for square before the glue kicks in….

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Bricofleur

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#13 posted 02-20-2017 02:41 PM

Well thought !

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 02-20-2017 04:27 PM

what ever you call it is up to you …. as long as it works for you ….. you built it …you call it what you want to …...... GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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newTim

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#15 posted 02-23-2017 07:03 PM

I like it. Not meaning to step on your project, but here’s my version.

Box Jawz

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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