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Project by gridlockd posted 940 days ago 1599 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was really nothing more than practice and testing on my newly constructed finger joint jig, but i figured i might as well put the pieces to use. I needed something to hold my glues for carrying back and forth to the shop for the winter, as it is not heated…yet. side panels are 5/16” ply with a piece of 1/8” ply on bottom. a leftover scrap of walnut (i think) for the handle. literally, from start to finish, all of 15 mins in this little guy so don’t be too harsh!

Question: is there a way to make a “one size fits all” adjustable finger joint jig, or is it a new jig for each size finger/lumber you want to make joints for? thanks in advance for advice.

-- Gridlockd





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 940 days ago

Nice job on the finger joints. I have to build myself a box to carry my glues back and forth also. Right now they are in a cardboard box.

You have to have a separate jig for each size that you want to make. I have one for 1/4” and one for 3/8” joints.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Kelen

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#2 posted 940 days ago

Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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rmac

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#3 posted 940 days ago

Question: is there a way to make a “one size fits all” adjustable finger joint jig, or is it a new jig for each size finger/lumber you want to make joints for?

Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

The only question is, “How fancy do you want to get?”

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 940 days ago

Now I could use one of those ,good job.

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boxcarmarty

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#5 posted 939 days ago

I have an adjustable craftsman jig. But even with that, it is a pain to set it up and fine tune it. I have found that setting it for 1/2” and leaving it there takes care of most joints that I want to do…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 939 days ago

I made one of those 1 size fits all box joint jigs from Shopnotes. If you’ll pay the freight, I’ll give it to you. It is a PITA! Now that WOODGEARS one looks interesting but beyond my skill level. I’m very happy with 1 for each size. Now a question: How did you get that color contrast in your joints. The end grain is usually darker when finished. Your are the opposite????

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

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gridlockd

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#7 posted 939 days ago

gfadvm, i may take you up on that offer. the sides on the box are all birch veneer ply leftover from a project my dad was working on. i believe he applied some sort of stain to the piece, which would account for why the ends of the fingers are lighter. I would assume you could accomplish this look with hardwood also if you stained it before making the finger joint cuts.

-- Gridlockd

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 938 days ago

You are welcome to it. It pisses me off every time I look at it!

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

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