|Review by fl13||posted 08-17-2014 11:43 PM||6121 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Recently I purchased plans from the Stumpy Nubs Website for his improved Box Joint jig. $10.00.
I spent the better part of a Saturday putting it together despite some confusing instructions, not a big deal, still managed to construct a working jig, just using the photos .
I have built other jigs in the past and have constructed a few Beehives . (bees have a way of fixing sloppy joints), still I wanted to construct some small boxes with tighter and more accurate joints.
This jig does the trick. Simple to use, no cranking a handle and forgetting the number of the turns.
Jig uses a section of 3/8 16tpi threaded rod which is secured on the jig, does not turn except for fine tuning. A large modified spring clamp with a short section of a 3/8 inch coupler which is sliced in half is used to determine the width of the joint. Using a rule as guide which is attached to both the movable front fence and the base fence , very accurate and repeatable 1/8 to 3/4 inch or larger box joints.
I did modify the jig a bit, 3/4 inch Baltic instead of 1/2 inch on the sliding fence, actually mine is built with the 1/2 inch ply , I then added 3/4 inch ply to the 1/2 so that I could install t-trak to the sliding fence, this being done to utilize the t-trak hold down jigs for clamping.
Very easy to use.
Very easy to set-up.
Very easy to make adjustments.