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I’m taking a class in basic cabinet making offered by a local vocational school. The class is allowed to bring in suggestions for their own projects. So I thought about it and came up with a project that I could get some use out of.
A little background. I have a real handsaw problem. Buying them that is. Over the last couple of years, I’ve acquired some fairly nice old saws. And some really great new saws. The issue is they have no home. To keep them safe, they are nestled away in the basement in make shift or original boxes. So every time I need to cut, it’s a trip downstairs to unpack. Then re-pack after I’m done. So I could really use a Saw Till. I decided to break out and try box joints instead of traditional dovetails. So the jig will be initially for that purpose.
The jig is from Shop Notes. It’s made from hard maple. It’s the first time working with it. All I can say is WOW! Talk about aptly named!
You can see the build progress pics and lessons I learned while building this jig and other stuff I’m working on at: