Box Joint jig

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Project by prez posted 880 days ago 10213 views 20 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve got my jig to make box joints! Bought the plans from John at 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….


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

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#1 posted 880 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 880 days ago

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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#3 posted 880 days ago

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.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#4 posted 880 days ago

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 880 days ago

nice design, looks complicated and functional

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 880 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 880 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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#8 posted 879 days ago

Very interesting…
Nice job.

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

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Gabe C.

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#9 posted 879 days ago

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 879 days ago

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

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 879 days ago

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 松

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#12 posted 879 days ago

Wow, looks like it is very sturdy

-- Norman

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#13 posted 879 days ago

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 378 days ago

How can i get one ?

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