|Project by RPhillips||posted 144 days ago||2699 views||35 times favorited||14 comments|
Box Joint Jig
This is a box joint jig that I made to help me with my tool cart build. I made the jig after watching Laney Shaughnessy’s YouTube instructional video that he posted. It takes him about 1 hr to make, but it took me about 3 days to complete. I’ll post a link at the bottom.
I just use some 3/4 and 1/4 plywood and some walnut scraps that I had laying around. I got the hardware from Lowe’s. I used 1/4-20 bronze furniture bolts and plastic styled wing nuts. I also made several interchangeable pieces which allow me to use this jig for joints from 1/4” to 3/4”.
The hardest thing for me was to make the keystocks the same size as my dado blade. I made them to the exact fractional dimensions and it did not work out too well. I didn’t realize that my dado wasn’t designed to give me exactly 1/4” – 3/4” dados, so I made template and then cut the keystocks to fit. I may have been able to adjust the jig so that I could use the original keystocks that i made, but with my lack of knowledge and experience I just re-did them just to make sure.
-- Rob - Learning... one mistake at a time...