|Project by tyka||posted 04-15-2011 12:05 AM||19304 views||84 times favorited||10 comments|
I enjoyed making box joints so much when I made the Fibonacci Box http://lumberjocks.com/projects/46942 that I had to make a box jig. I looked at many models and decided on this one from Shop Notes. I like the micro adjustment feature, the backing plate, and the fact that the stock sits on a sled rather than on the table saw. There’s a disadvantage though, the sled takes 1/2” in height and my Forest dado set is just a six incher. The maximum depth I can get is 5/8”. But, the modification suggested by Joelupah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmrGa_LDxoE&feature=feedf makes it possible to use the jig on my router table. This will allow me to make deeper cuts if needed. I followed the plans with the exception of the micro adjustment hardware. I used 1/4” threaded rods and wing nuts instead of 3/16” brass rods with knurled brass nuts. The wood I used is red Oak.
I bought the plan from Plans Now for $4.00 http://www.plansnow.com/boxjoint.html You can make it easy on yourself by buying the plan and all the hardware from the Woodsmith Store for $15.00. http://www.woodsmithstore.com/boxjoint.html. It’s a good deal when you consider the price of plastics knobs, etc.. I’m in Canada and shipping cost from the US is often more than the price of the item.
Tks for looking.
-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario