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Forum topic by Steve Maskery posted 02-12-2010 03:42 PM 12671 views 29 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steve Maskery

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02-12-2010 03:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finger box comb joint jig router table

Hi all,
Here is a jig I made recently for making finger joints on the router table.
Enjoy!
Cheers
Steve

-- The Complete Tablesaw - http://www.workshopessentials.com


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#1 posted 02-12-2010 06:29 PM

Looks like a good design well done

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 07:31 PM

Can’t view the video. When I click on the Play button, absolutely nothing happens!

Jim

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Steve Maskery

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 08:14 PM

Hi Jim
Hmm, it works fine here. Never mind this is the link to the Blip host:
http://blip.tv/file/3205981

Dave
Thanks for the up. Shillings eh? Ah yes, I remember them well! I think they went in about 1971 IIRC!

Cheers
Steve

-- The Complete Tablesaw - http://www.workshopessentials.com

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 08:17 PM

Very nice jig. Thanks for the idea, that is going on my to-do list.

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 08:56 PM

There’s some really nice engineering principles built into this jig. Thanks very much for taking the time to share it with us.

-- John

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#6 posted 02-13-2010 12:41 AM

Steve, this was a well produced video and you demonstrated a very well built jig that not only addresses the process of cutting the joints but also emphasizes a safe approach to cutting the joint as well.

Thanks for taking the time and effort to share this.

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Steve Maskery

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 11:26 AM

Glad you like it, guys, thank you for the kind comments.

As it happens, I’ve just been sent a commercial model to review for British Woodworking magazine. Mine is better! :D
Well let me clarify that. The commercial model gets 10/10 for build quality, but it relies on the user having a particular router table insert (or being able to drill and tap to CNC precision), there is no guarding or chip collection facility, and the peg is rather high, so there is a minimum stock thickness of 12mm, which is a bit thick for a delicate little jewellery box, for example.
On the plus side, it comes with three different joint templates, 6, 10 and 12mm, whereas mine does only the size it is made for.
On the whole, I’m pretty pleased with this and if I made it again, I don’t think I’d change anything. Have a go!
Cheers
Steve

-- The Complete Tablesaw - http://www.workshopessentials.com

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#8 posted 05-29-2010 08:53 PM

Steve, this is great and you are a genious. I enjoyed it immensely have not been in my shop in ages, but I try to keep up to date on new rigs n jigs. this video may motivate me to go back to the shop just to try and make this jig. Your great, keep up the good work.

see ya’ll
Evelinda

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 03:55 AM

Great video and looks like a great jig! Thanks Steve. I can’t wait to give it a try.

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#10 posted 06-10-2010 02:22 PM

Very good and informative video! Thanks for sharing! Are there some detailed “plans” as to dimensions, etc., available?

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#11 posted 06-10-2010 03:48 PM

I need some finger joints in the near future and this will come in very useful. Thanks Steve for sharing.

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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#12 posted 06-10-2010 04:20 PM

I just ordered the box joint kit from Woodsmith to make my jig and am waiting delivery, I think I’ll try yours first. This is a great video on making that jig. Thanks

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Steve Maskery

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#13 posted 06-15-2010 12:11 PM

Knothead, I’m not sure that this counts as “detailed” but here is a sketch of my jig. I’ve even eddited the dimension to inches for you! :)! You’ll probably have to modify the dimensions to suit your router table anyway, but this is mine.
Finger-joint jig

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#14 posted 06-27-2010 02:55 AM

Steve—Received my DVD set Thursday, and have viewed the 2 DVD’s dealing with the bandsaw. Excellent information, well written, and nicely photographed and produced. I especially appreciate the detailed information in PDF form and Sketchup models in the Resources folder. Thanks!

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Steve Maskery

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#15 posted 06-27-2010 03:45 PM

Great! I’m glad you like them, spread the word!
:)

Cheers from hot and sunny England
Steve

-- The Complete Tablesaw - http://www.workshopessentials.com

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