|Project by BusterB||posted 10-24-2013 09:47 PM||2642 views||14 times favorited||22 comments|
I really like the look of the box joint so after several less than successful attempts at cutting them by hand, I decided to break down and machine some. The standard approach to this seems to be using a dado blade on the table saw. Until recently my old Craftsman did not have a arbor long enough to accept a stacked dado set so I never bought one (do have a adjustable wobble dado but I am not a big fan…lol) . I have seen various projects posted where fellow LJ’s had used a router to make the joints so a while back I started experimenting on a jig to use. After a few failed attempts, I laid the sled aside and moved on. Went down today to work on a cutting block for my daughter and noticed the sled laying there gathering dust and decided to give it another go. After a wee bit of tweaking I grabbed up some pieces of poplar and tried again. Results would have been a tad better if I had ran the poplar through the planer and actually squared the ends but it still worked out ok. Still gonna make a jig for the new tablesaw but was pleased to finally get the sled to work.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)