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Project by prez posted 03-03-2012 01:51 AM 11666 views 21 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve got my jig to make box joints! Bought the plans from John at ibuildit.ca. This was definitely different than the plans that I used from the Wood magazine. Took me awhile to wrap my head around the different methods, but with a few ‘oopps’ and ‘drats!’ I muddled my way through. A lot more complicated than I had thought. Used up a lot of my scrap plywood, so the jig only cost me the cost of the plans. As you can see from the last picture, I was able to make a box 5 minutes after my jig was completed! It’s not the best box at the moment but I just wanted to see if all the joints fit….and they did….now, for some serious box making. I’m sure you’ll be seeing a few boxes in the near future….

Prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 02:00 AM

Wow that looks like one cool jig Very nice work Prez.
A video would really be cool.

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 02:19 AM

That’s a nice jig, need me to test it for you? ;-) LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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JJohnston

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 02:24 AM

How did you cut the division bar? On his video, he just says to move the rip fence 1/4” each time to cut the notches. However, if you could move your fence exactly that much, every time, you wouldn’t need a jig to cut box joints – you could just cut the joints.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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prez

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 02:43 AM

JJ…..I cut the division bar on my table saw…..check his videos again….somewhere there. he shows how to mount it on a board, then cut 1/4” slots….works pretty slick….you can make it out of either aluminum or wood. I used 1/16” aluminum strip.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 02:44 AM

nice design, looks complicated and functional

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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prez

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 02:46 AM

Jim…..check John’s video at ibuildit.ca…..he does a better job than I ever could.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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Eric in Florida.

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 05:13 AM

Nice jig Prez.
I just watched his video on that.
Looks a little tricky to make, but the end results speak for themselves.
Thanks.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 02:35 PM

Very interesting…
Nice job.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 03:04 PM

Wow, that thing looks great! Probably too complicated for me to wrap my head around, but I’m sure it will be extremely useful. Going to have to keep an eye on this one!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 04:44 PM

Great jig. I can see it being very useful.
Thanks for the link to ibuildit.ca I had not seen it before now.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 08:15 PM

Great build of this box joint jig .
Looks a little complicated at first but after some study it’s pretty straight forward .
It will make quick work of box joints .

Kiefer

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#12 posted 03-04-2012 01:22 AM

Wow, looks like it is very sturdy

-- Norman

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#13 posted 03-04-2012 02:13 AM

Whoa! And I thought the Woodgears boxjoint jig was complicated! You have my respect for building this. I don’t know that I am smart enough to operate it, much less build it.

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

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#14 posted 07-17-2013 10:13 AM

How can i get one ?

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