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Project by Tooch posted 09-17-2013 09:51 AM 2536 views 24 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a Box Joint jig I made last year, used it to produce several projects so far. On one side, it can be used to make 1/4” finger joints, and then can be flipped over to produce 3/4” joints. I ran a dado along both sides of the 2×4 to make sure the hardware was recessed, and mortised out the center areas to make it adjustable.

Its pictured on the table saw with a regular blade, but obviously there should be a dado on there. Sorry, I just didn’t feel like switching the blade out for just a couple pictures…. call me lazy.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails





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jimmyb

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#1 posted 09-17-2013 01:03 PM

Nice job and practical. Make sense to use both sides. Gives me ideas LOL

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 09-17-2013 01:48 PM

Hello Tooch

Simple and usefull

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Joe

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#3 posted 09-17-2013 02:39 PM

Great idea! Going to have to build me one of these. Thanks for sharing.

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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shipwright

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#4 posted 09-17-2013 05:21 PM

Used this style for years and never felt the need for anything more elaborate. I usually make them, use once and throw away but I just clamp them to the miter gauge.
I have to say I really don’t understand the reasoning behind the elaborate ones. Maybe I’m missing something.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 06:24 PM

Really cool and practical. Great idea

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#6 posted 09-17-2013 06:47 PM

@shipwright: The idea behind the elaborate jigs (be it shop made or fancy) is adjustability and maybe something more permanent than a quick throw away. There’s nothing wrong with simple jigs; if one only cuts 1/4” box joints, why bother with anything more than a simple, shop made 1/4” box joint jig?

I bought the ibox because I got it at a great price and because I wanted the adjustability and flexibility to use it on any size box joint. When I say adjustability for the ibox, I mean you can literally fine tune the fit of the box joints by .001 at a time should you need to.

But again, nothing wrong with a simple shop made jig, just as there’s nothing wrong with a fancy shop made or store bought jig. Both get the job done. It’s all user preference. ;-)

@Tooch: Nice simple jig. Well done.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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thewoodendoor

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#7 posted 09-17-2013 08:43 PM

Great idea

Cheers
Harold

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#8 posted 09-17-2013 10:06 PM

I really like the simplicity of this gig! Glad you posted it, I must give this one a try soon!

Thanks for sharing Tooch!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 09-18-2013 12:31 AM

Really neat idea ,and practical too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 09-18-2013 01:27 AM

Two for one, great idea, more usage, less space to store

-- Norman

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#11 posted 09-18-2013 02:36 AM

That’s a great jig! I like the idea of being able to make two sizes of box joints with one jig. Very efficient design.

-- Dean

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#12 posted 09-18-2013 03:41 AM

Very nice Tooch and very creative, you made a key point “Its pictured on the table saw with a regular blade, but obviously there should be a dado on there. Sorry, I just didn’t feel like switching the blade out for just a couple pictures…. call me lazy.”
That’s the very reason I use my router table with the ” MLCS Multi joint system for me it’s much easier to switch out a router bit and leave the single blade in the saw, on the plus side I get a cleaner cut as well, no tear out.

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