Easy Box joint Jigs As Promised

  • Advertise with us
Project by gfadvm posted 12-29-2011 10:38 PM 4171 views 30 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow Okie asked me to post pics of my box joint jigs last night so here they are: First shows both the 1/4 and 3/8” jigs, secondis the rear view showing how they attach to miter gauge via 2 shop made knobs and routed ‘T track’, third showscloseup of the Jatoba pin glued into slot in jig, fourth is the 3/8 jig with my miter fence on top of it to show that I attach the miter fence the same way (only I have wing nuts on it), and last pic shows close up of back side of miter fence. I hope this helps as it is free, easy to build, and produces consistent box joints with my Freud box joint blades. I used Jatoba for the pins as it is very hard and I had worn the old pine pins out.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

14 comments so far

View cajunpen's profile


14578 posts in 4268 days

#1 posted 12-30-2011 12:07 AM

I have the same jigs. I made mine to work with the Freud Box Joint Blades. Works like a charm. Nice job on you jigs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View vonhagen's profile


540 posts in 2567 days

#2 posted 12-30-2011 02:02 AM

i do em the same way andy, thanks for posting

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

View whit's profile


246 posts in 4179 days

#3 posted 12-30-2011 04:28 AM

I spent probably 4 hours over the past few days trying to get one of the one-size-fits-all, adjustable box joint jigs to work and gave up. A 3/4” piece of Baltic birch and a 1/4” bamboo key makes a great jig and it’s a LOT easier to adjust.


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

View a1Jim's profile


117328 posts in 3779 days

#4 posted 12-30-2011 04:39 AM

Thanks for sharing.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 2892 days

#5 posted 12-30-2011 06:13 AM

Whit, I built one of those from I kit and was never so frustrated! These work much better and the Jatoba peg should make it last a lot longer.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View NormG's profile


6283 posts in 3206 days

#6 posted 12-30-2011 07:00 AM

They are wonderful. I believe that is where the term shop made comes from

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

View Bobsboxes's profile


1369 posts in 2866 days

#7 posted 12-30-2011 06:11 PM

This is very good, thanks. My sweety and I have not got over your d/c remote post, it was very good, as I also can see my son teaseing me. Thanks, Bob

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View DamnYankee's profile


3312 posts in 2764 days

#8 posted 12-31-2011 03:32 AM

Thanks for sharing especially the home made t track

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 2892 days

#9 posted 12-31-2011 03:49 AM

By the way, I don’t have a T track router bit. I cut the slot with the tablesaw and then use a keyhole router bit ( at least I think that’s what it’s called). It has a cutterhead but no cutter on the shank. The shank is guided by the 1/4” saw kerf. I hope this is clear.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View w8n4simplertimes's profile


37 posts in 3593 days

#10 posted 01-20-2012 01:43 PM

Thanks for the post.

I really like old crates and boxes with the small finger/box joints. Your jig takes some of the mystery out of how to make thesefor a fairly new woodworker like me.

View MichaelAgate's profile


398 posts in 2526 days

#11 posted 01-20-2012 03:03 PM

I have made this same setup in the past, super quick, great results. I love the look of the joint. Just super. Thanks for posting, I haven’t had a chance to make a jig like this or any in awhile as I have no tablesaw :(

-- Michael and Matthew

View helluvawreck's profile


32087 posts in 3069 days

#12 posted 01-20-2012 09:55 PM

It looks like a good workable jig.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View MichaelAgate's profile


398 posts in 2526 days

#13 posted 06-14-2012 02:41 AM

Wow, I commented on this post 145 days ago. Just dropping in as it’s the same jig my son used in his most recent video. It really is a fantastic simple jig.

-- Michael and Matthew

View Roger's profile


20952 posts in 3006 days

#14 posted 01-17-2013 03:17 PM

simple and very effective.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics