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Project by AKSteve posted 12-23-2012 05:39 AM 2308 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went online and got the plans for this, I really like it. just made it out of Oak nothing special, but finding the Hardware was the hardest part! I have to tweak it just a little bit, but I think it will work out pretty good. I love the adjustable end part. Took me about 5 hours to make it. Yeah I am a slow poke.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 05:54 AM

Good job Steve

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 09:34 AM

Steve,
I am in the process of making one of these from the online plan. I am also using oak from some reject window sills. Yours looks very good.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 09:56 AM

I have tried to make a box joint jig very similar to this before but i could never get it as accurate as i would like.
What online website did you use for the plans?
Thanks Chad

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Wood Studios

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 12:33 PM

Chad, I read your note and decided to send you the link for the plans. They are sold by Woodsmith and apparently appeared in an issue of ShopNotes. The link is: http://www.woodsmithstore.com/boxjoint.html

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 12:59 PM

That’s where mine came from. They are very detailed. Easy to follow.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 12-23-2012 01:35 PM

Steve
Good job
i need to build a better jig for box joints. I enjoy making them but to get better and faster I need a better jig. This might be it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 12-23-2012 04:07 PM

I got the plans from http://plansnow.com/boxjoint.html it’s cheaper than the other site. I only paid 4.95 for the plans. it’s pretty detailed and you shouldn’t have any problems building it. finding the hardware is kinda tough, but I just think that is because of where I live. instead of 10/32 threaded bar stock, I used 10/32 3 inch machine screws and that worked pretty good. I cut the angle brackets down with a hack saw and then used a file to smooth the edges. Oh and instead of using hard board for the back plate, I used 1/4 inch Oak plywood, just because I had it laying around.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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