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Box joint jig (Shop Notes)

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Project by captferd posted 02-17-2014 11:45 PM 2602 views 30 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having all the parts for a year I finally found the time to build this box joint jig that was posted in one of my shop notes magazines from a few years back. Has a really cool setup for fine adjustments and can be used with a dado or on the router table.

-- CaptFerd





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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 11:57 PM

This is a cool tool for you … and making neat looking boxes.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 12:02 AM

looks like a very nice system, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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cutworm

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 01:33 AM

Awesome!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Steve Cherry

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 02:10 AM

Nice jig; I’ve got some plans for a box joint jig which I haven’t gotten around to making yet, but this one looks better. Was able to download the PDF file for the plans. Thanks for posting, looks great.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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kiefer

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#5 posted 02-18-2014 02:23 AM

That looks sturdy and accurate .
Nice build and will be a pleasure to use .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 02-18-2014 02:39 AM

These come in very handy.

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roblove65

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 04:57 AM

Well design and follow through! Do you have the plans available?

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#8 posted 02-18-2014 05:02 AM

You’ve done a very nice job on this jig—it was one of my first projects after I moved to my current home back in the early nineties.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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captferd

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#9 posted 02-18-2014 10:08 AM

Thanks all. Cant believe Ive had those magazines that long. Have had my eye on this jig longer than I thought. Going today to try it out. Will post back some pics.

-- CaptFerd

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bladeburner

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#10 posted 02-18-2014 04:18 PM

I’ve had one a few years now and have helped build 2 others. It’s a really good jig!

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Bill Lattanzio

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#11 posted 02-18-2014 07:08 PM

Good job! I always want to make one and never seem to get around actually doing it.

-- Bill L, PA, www.confusedwoodworker.wordpress.com I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.

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Diggerjacks

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#12 posted 02-18-2014 07:17 PM

Hello Capferd

A very nice job

Can you remumber the # of the magazine ?

A very great jig

Can you post a pic of a project you have done with this jig?

Thanks for sharing

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#13 posted 02-18-2014 07:44 PM

A fantastic looking jig question though can you do box joints with a single blade as we don’t have dado blades here in the UK? And also how would they look? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Roadster280

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#14 posted 02-18-2014 08:21 PM

As luck would have it, I just made a very similar jig this weekend. Like you, I’ve had the parts for a while, but never got round to it. Shopnotes #62 is what I made mine from, although I prefer the adjustment mechanism of yours. Looks like yours is from Shopnotes #8.

I never thought of using it on the router table. I might try that. All it needs is a spare base; the #62 version has five separate fences for the different size joints 1/8” through 3/4”.

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BurlyBob

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#15 posted 02-18-2014 10:55 PM

I built one with a T track on the back like I saw on you tube. It was a bugger to get dialed in. Once I got there, it was great. After I finish a few other projects on my to do list I’m looking forward to using it. That jig can make some awesome joints at far less cost then commercial units.

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